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Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso

Lindsey VonnJulia Mancuso
Lindsey Vonn, right, took the women's downhill gold medal, with her U.S. teammate and longtime rival Julia Mancuso, left, finishing half a second behind for the silver. Vonn, skiing with a bruised shin, is the first U.S. woman to win the downhill since the event began in 1948. Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
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