Goergl wins Downhill at Ski World Championships
Posted by sibylle in skiing, women, Germany, Europe (Tuesday February 15, 2011 at 11:07 am)

Austria’s Elisabeth Goergl won her second gold medal in the Alpine Ski World Championships.


Goergl’s winning run in the Downhill

AP photo

Goergl defeated favorites Lindsey Vonn and Maria Riesch to become the first woman besides Riesch and Vonn to win  a  top-level downhill in two years. Vonn, despite suffering from a concussion after a February 2 crash, won the silver and Riesch placed third to win the bronze.

Julia Mancuso, who won silver in the Super-G, placed sixth in the downhill and Laurenne Ross was 10th, giving the U.S. three top-10 finishers in the world championships.


1 comment for Goergl wins Downhill at Ski World Championships »

  1. Thrilling! How do they even DO that?

    Comment by Gail Storey — February 16, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

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