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Saturday, February 20, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Lindsey Vonn Shin Update: Fischbacher upsets Vonn in super-G

We all know by now that Team USA's Lindsey Vonn's shin has been a problem but the skiing superstar has been able to grab a Gold Medal already. Saturday in the Women's Super-G was going to be Vonn's third attempt to medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games after she fell in the combined a couple of days ago and didn't medal.

A surprising run by Austria's Andrea Fischbacher to take the Gold Medal pushed a disappointed Vonn down to the Bronze Medal.

Andrea Fischbacher of Austria won the Olympic women's super-giant slalom on Saturday, knocking favourite Lindsey Vonn from the top of the podium and denying the U.S. star a sweep of the speed events at the Vancouver Games.

Vonn looked poised to add to her downhill gold when she seized first place with the 17th run of the day in Whistler, B.C. But just two spots later, Fischbacher put down a time of one minute 20.14 seconds to beat Vonn by 0.74 of a second.

"It was really crazy," Fischbacher said of a tricky course set up by one of her coaches under the rotating system used by the International Ski Federation. "It was a really straight course and you had to push from start to finish."

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