Austria's Goergl wins World Cup downhill
Friday, January 6, 2012
BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (AP) -- Elisabeth Goergl of Austria edged Julia Mancuso of the United States to win the third women's World Cup downhill of the season on Saturday.
The downhill world champion finished the 1.78-mile Kaernten-Franz Klammer course in 1 minute, 48.40 seconds, 0.16 of a second ahead of Mancuso. Fabienne Suter of Switzerland was 0.50 behind in third.
Overall World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn of the U.S., who won both previous downhills, almost skied out at the second gate and finished fourth, 0.55 behind Goergl.