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Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's downhill

The women's downhill competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Whistler Creekside in Whistler, British Columbia on February 17, 2010.

Women's downhill
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
VenueWhistler Creekside
DateFebruary 17
Competitors45 from 22 nations
Winning time1:44.19
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lindsey Vonn  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Julia Mancuso  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Elisabeth Görgl  Austria
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The women's downhill course runs on the top part of Wildcard, then the bottom of Jimmy's Joker, then finishes out of the valley on Lower Franz's Run. Finally the course merges with the Dave Murray Downhill at the Grandstand finish.

The course was labelled as extremely difficult for skiers and most training runs were cancelled due to weather conditions. This resulted in several accidents during the competition. The worst accident involved Swedish skier Anja Pärson, who lost balance on the last jump before the finish, which resulted in 60-metre (200 ft) flight and subsequent fall, however without serious health consequences.[1] Earlier in the same place Swiss skier Dominique Gisin fell.[2] Pärson would return the very next day to win the bronze in the super combined.

ResultsEdit

Rank Bib Name Country Time Difference
  16 Lindsey Vonn   United States 1:44.19 0.00
  10 Julia Mancuso   United States 1:44.75 +0.56
  5 Elisabeth Görgl   Austria 1:45.65 +1.46
4 14 Andrea Fischbacher   Austria 1:45.68 +1.49
5 18 Fabienne Suter   Switzerland 1:46.17 +1.98
6 6 Britt Janyk   Canada 1:46.21 +2.02
7 15 Marie Marchand-Arvier   France 1:46.22 +2.03
8 22 Maria Riesch   Germany 1:46.26 +2.07
9 7 Lucia Recchia   Italy 1:46.50 +2.31
10 27 Gina Stechert   Germany 1:46.93 +2.74
11 4 Stacey Cook   United States 1:46.98 +2.79
12 12 Nadia Styger   Switzerland 1:47.22 +3.03
13 2 Chemmy Alcott   Great Britain 1:47.31 +3.12
14 28 Regina Mader   Austria 1:47.53 +3.34
15 3 Carolina Ruiz Castillo   Spain 1:47.62 +3.43
16 17 Emily Brydon   Canada 1:47.88 +3.69
17 8 Aurélie Revillet   France 1:47.92 +3.73
18 24 Tina Maze   Slovenia 1:47.94 +3.75
19 9 Nadja Kamer   Switzerland 1:48.14 +3.95
20 36 Maruša Ferk   Slovenia 1:48.24 +4.05
21 37 Shona Rubens   Canada 1:48.53 +4.34
22 26 Johanna Schnarf   Italy 1:48.77 +4.58
23 19 Ingrid Jacquemod   France 1:48.85 +4.66
24 32 Alexandra Coletti   Monaco 1:48.92 +4.73
25 29 Anna Fenninger   Austria 1:49.95 +5.76
26 34 Elena Prosteva   Russia 1:50.07 +5.88
27 31 Šárka Záhrobská   Czech Republic 1:50.68 +6.49
28 39 Mireia Gutiérrez   Andorra 1:52.67 +8.68
29 42 Maria Belen Simari Birkner   Argentina 1:53.62 +9.43
30 25 Jessica Lindell-Vikarby   Sweden 1:53.76 +9.57
31 38 Macarena Simari Birkner   Argentina 1:54.25 +10.06
32 40 Agnieszka Gasienica Daniel   Poland 1:55.10 +10.91
33 45 Maria Kirkova   Bulgaria 1:56.80 +12.61
34 41 Noelle Barahona   Chile 1:57.47 +13.28
35 43 Anna Berecz   Hungary 1:57.86 +13.67
36 44 Lyudmila Fedotova   Kazakhstan 2:01.58 +17.39
37 1 Klára Křížová   Czech Republic 2:09.27 +25.08
33 Georgia Simmerling   Canada DNS
11 Dominique Gisin   Switzerland DNF
13 Daniela Merighetti   Italy DNF
20 Marion Rolland   France DNF
21 Anja Pärson   Sweden DNF
30 Elena Fanchini   Italy DNF
35 Edith Miklos   Romania DNF
23 Alice McKennis   United States DSQ

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