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American Travis Ganong gets silver in downhill at world championships
American Travis Ganong gets silver in downhill at world championships

American Travis Ganong was instructed to “trust himself” during his downhill run Saturday at the world championships, so he did and earned a breakthrough silver medal, lifting the U.S. spirits after Bode Miller wasn't able to race because of injury. Patrick Kueng of Switzerland was told by a teammate before the race to just fly. He listened and won with a consistent and concise run that was just enough to hold off Ganong. Kueng earned his first world title by completing the demanding course in 1 minute 43.18 seconds. Ganong finished 0.24 seconds behind Kueng, while Beat Feuz of Switzerland earned bronze. “I just turned my brain off, put a smile on my face and had...

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