Lindsey Vonn on her way to win the Super-G
Riesch won the Downhill, during which Vonn lost control and narrowly avoided crashing.
Vonn ascribes her ability to recover - and also her tendency to nearly crash — to being much stronger as a result of her training program.
Vonn trains 6 - 8 hours daily, 6 days per week, including 3 hours of cardio, often riding a bike uphill in the alps.
AP photo of Vonn - Val-d’Isere Downhill
At 5′10″ and weighing 160 pounds, Vonn is also one of tallest and heaviest female racers, and this size gives her an advantage in Downhill races.