GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Julia Mancuso's wait for her first win of the season is over. Lindsey Vonn will have to wait a little longer to break another record.
Mancuso won a super-G on Sunday for her first World Cup victory of the season, while Vonn skied off the course and did not finish. It was the first time two different American women have won World Cup races on consecutive days since December 2006, when it was also Vonn and Mancuso.
Vonn captured her milestone 50th World Cup win in a downhill on the same slope a day earlier. But she was forced to wait for her start for about three minutes while officials fixed a gate and Vonn could not hold her line Sunday after hitting a bump midway down the icy piste. She was looking for a record 18th super-G career win.
Mancuso produced a clean run in freezing conditions, with bright sunlight and deep shadows alternating on the Kandahar course and making for poor visibility. She won on the same slope where she clinched the super-G silver medal at last year's World Championship.
"I thought when I crossed the finish line, 'If that wasn't good enough, then I don't know what is,'" Mancuso said. "I didn't feel like I had the best run, but I kept my skies stable the whole way.
"The course was set really fast, besides a couple of turns, and I knew I had to push myself to the limit and make those technical sectors clean, then it was just a case of trying to go as fast as possible. – Agencies