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Lindsey Vonn goes is airborne as she speeds down the course during the Women's downhill Wednesday in Whistler, British Columbia. (Associated Press)

Vonn captures gold medal in downhill; Manucso gets silver

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By Andrew Dampf, AP Sports Writer

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- If this is how Lindsey Vonn skis with a bruised shin, then the rest of the field has no chance.


Vonn showed no signs of discomfort when she won the Olympic downhill by more than half a second Wednesday, with childhood rival and American teammate Julia Mancuso taking a surprise silver medal.

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