Today I had the pleasure of going to the Womens World Cup in Aspen. Today the women raced GS. Two americans advanced to the final containing 30 skiers. Julia Mancuso who came in 4th for the qualifier and Lindsey Vonn who came in 20th at the qualifier. Vonn has not had such great success at the GS and is more of a downhill skier but she did get her first GS win this year.
Sorry for the crappy photo quality, I had to use my phone. I do have Videos but for some reason WordPress won’t let me upload it!
Anyways Julia Mancuso came in third place and Lindsey did not quite make the podium. At one point Vonn was in third and the girl coming down looked like she could beat Vonn. She ended up in 4th place losing to Vonn by 1 one-hundreth of a second! Now there were still racers to go so they did not get third and 4th place but it was fun to see! Mancuso was in second until the last racer was going. We knew she was going to get the podium no matter what because there was only one more racer to go. Mancuso ended up getting third place! The U.S has not made the podium at that race since 2005. The race was filled with happiness and tears. Some falls ruined some dreams and opened up others. All in all congrats to all the racers!