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Gold for Stuhec whilst Switzerland is left empty-handed

The weather played along, but the Ladies’ Downhill did not bring Switzerland any metalware. The gold medal remains in Slovenian hands, silver goes to Austria and bronze to the USA - what a start for Super Sunday!

Lindsey Vonn
Stephanie Venier
Ilka Stuhec

One by one, athletes posted faster times than their predecessor. Then was the turn of Ilka Stuhec, starting with bib number seven. The Slovenian flew over the piste, lost the lead briefly at the penultimate time check, but finished with fantastic speed to ensure a performance that nobody could match.

Surprise of the day goes to Austria's Stephanie Vernier who took the silver. The wildest racing came from Sofia Goggia, who risked the most but it came with consequences - she crossed skis, just managed to stay upright and finish well, but was soon to be denied a podium place by Lindsey Vonn. At 32 years and 117 days of age, Vonn is the oldest Ladies’ medal winner of all time, pushing Tina Maze from that spot.

The best Swiss was Fabienne Suter with a seventh place finish. Michelle Gisin had a great run which landed her in the eighth spot. Tina Weirather, who won silver in the Super-G, just managed to finish in the top-10.

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