WHISTLER, British Columbia — Lindsey Vonn earned her second Olympic medal of the 2010 Games.
This time it was bronze Vonn will sport after being edged in the super-G by Austria's Andrea Fischbacher, who won with a time of 1:20.14.
In second place was Slovenia's Tina Maze, who was .49 seconds behind Fischbacher. Vonn's time was .74 seconds behind the gold medalist.
Despite a third-place finish, Vonn was happy with bronze.
"I don't have any regrets on any of my races here," she said. "I definitely gave it everything I had, everyday. Especially in super-G it's difficult. If you look back you can always find places where you could have made up time."
The women only had one inspection of the course and no training run, which made it extremely difficult on double silver medalist, Julia Mancuso, who had to run first.
"It was tough," said Mancuso, who finished ninth. "I wish I had a little bit more information. It was really just the one mistake. I went into that turn with information to start the turn on the backside of the roll and I started it too early and it was dark and I got compressed. But I stayed in the course and so I'm psyched that I was able to do that at least."
Vonn said she's pleased to be skiing well, despite a painful leg injury.
"I'm happy," said Vonn. "I'm a double Olympic medalist and that's a pretty cool thing to be able to say. I have my gold medal from the downhill. I obviously would have loved to had a gold medal today, but Olympic medals are never easy to come by and I'm very proud of this bronze medal."
She said her injury is not affecting her ability to ski "the way I want to ski" at all.
Vonn, from Vail, Colorado, said she's looking forward to the next two races.1 comment on this story
"I think in the next two races, I need a lot of luck and a lot of aggressive skiing, and that's what I'm going to do," she said. "I have no reason to ski conservative and I'm not going to be. I'm going to ski with everything I've got, I'm going to come with all my guns blazing and hopefully I can pull something off but I'm not expecting anything."
Multiple medal performances by the United States in Olympic alpine skiing:
1948 — Gretchen Fraser
1952 — Andrea Mead-Lawrence
1960 — Penny Pitou
1964 — Jean Saubert
1994 — Tommy Moe
2002 — Bode Miller
2010 — Bode Miller
2010 — Julia Mancuso
2010 — Lindsey Vonn
Courtesy of Olympic historian Bill Mallon