Mancuso notches top-10 finishes at Alpine Worlds |

Mancuso notches top-10 finishes at Alpine Worlds

Sun Staff and Ski Racing Magazine report
Matthias Schrader / AP PhotoJulia Mancuso gets to the finish area after completing the downhill portion of the women's super-combined, at the Alpine World Skiing Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Friday. She placed sixth.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany and#8212; After earning silver in super G at the Alpine World Championships on Tuesday, Julia Mancuso of Squaw Valley led the American women in seventh in Friday’s super combined and was sixth in the downhill on Sunday.

Austrian Elisabeth Goergl picked up her second World Championship of the week with a gold in the downhill, while American Lindsey Vonn took silver and local favorite Maria Riesch of Germany rounded out the podium with the bronze. Laurenne Ross notched her best top-level result ever, finishing 10th to give the Americans three skiers in the top 10 and#8212; a feat not accomplished in a downhill in 15 years. Stacey Cook of Truckee was 25th.

Mancuso challenged but never came close enough to match the race leaders.

and#8220;It’s amazing how different your strategy has to be if the snow changes and it’s amazing how different the course can change,and#8221; Mancuso said. and#8220;Today it was like frozen spring skiing as opposed to the ice we had in the first training run. The surface is actually really good.

and#8220;My game plan was just to take risks and make sure to not give myself any room for mistakes. I executed the second half of the course, but unfortunately I’m not sure where the time went on the top part.and#8221;

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