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Women's Downhill

[ Thu, 2010-02-18 15:07 ]
Switzerland's Dominique Gisin Downhill Crash
After two terrifying crashes in the women's downhill, the women's race director slows the course down.

Viewers certainly got their share of thrills and, especially, spills watching the women’s downhill at Whistler yesterday. Both Anja Paerson of Sweden and Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin suffered bad falls in the course’s final and biggest jump—called Hot Air—near the finish line. Paerson bruised her left calf, but, amazingly, Gisin walked away unscathed. Atle Skaardal, the women’s race director, is promising to slow things down before the women’s super-combined today and the super-G on Saturday by lowering the Hot Air jump. “I think (the course) was acceptable, for sure.

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