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Olympics spoiler alert! Results of women's super-combined downhill

Posted: February 18, 2010 2:04 p.m.
Updated: February 18, 2010 2:14 p.m.

Lindsey Vonn of the United States looks up from the finish area after completing the downhill portion of the Women's super-combined at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - After scoring a gold medal in women's downhill Wednesday afternoon, U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn competed for a second Olympic title Thursday in the slalom leg of the super-combined.

Best friend and biggest rival Maria Riesch of Germany won the event after Vonn missed a gate and fell.

Vonn, who had said her badly bruised right shin was bothering her more than ever after her victory in Wednesday's downhill, was last among the leaders to ski in the slalom run after being fastest in the morning downhill leg and was 0.07 seconds ahead of Reisch's pace at the first checkpoint. She fell behind by 0.18 seconds at the second checkpoint, then missed a gate and lost her right ski before tumbling to the snow.

Riesch had a total time of 2 minutes, 09.14 seconds to beat Julia Mancuso of the United States by 0.94 seconds.

Mancuso got her second silver medal after being runner-up to Vonn in the marquee downhill race Wednesday.

Anja Paerson of Sweden took the bronze, 1.05 behind Riesch.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


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