Lindsey Vonn holds off Maria Riesch to maintain gold medal position

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 17, 2010 12:15 pm

A giant pressure has just been lifted off of Lindsey Vonn’s shoulders. Maria Riesch failed to knock her off the podium. Maria, Vonn’s stiffest World Cup competition, looked a bit tense and stiff throughout the run. While she finished cleanly, her finish time was over 2 seconds behind Lindsey. Julia Mancuso is still in the silver medal position.

There are still some racers ahead, so don’t pop champagne yet…but things are looking good for the USA! At this point, it would be very unlikely for anyone to take over the gold position.