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Posted on: Monday, February 15, 2010

Winter Olympics: Vonn has fastest training time on first run


By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer

WHISTLER, British Columbia ó Even with a badly bruised right shin, American star Lindsey Vonn still has the fastest time through the upper section of the course in a downhill training run.

The women will ski the bottom section later Monday, following the conclusion of the menís downhill race ó the first Alpine competition at the Vancouver Games. Vonn finished in 1 minute, 30.75 seconds, which was 0.39 seconds faster than teammate Julia Mancuso.
Vonn injured her shin during practice in Austria on Feb. 2. She stayed off skis for more than a week, but tested the injury ó with encouraging results ó in an unofficial slalom training run Sunday.
Before Monday, the womenís downhill training run was wiped out three times by weather. The race, Vonnís best event, is scheduled for Wednesday.