- Super G silver medalist Julia Mancuso finished seventh moving up two places in the slalom
- Laurenne Ross sixth in downhill portion, 28th overall after hiking to make a gate
- Lindsey Vonn was 12th in downhill and opted not to start the slalom portion
- Warm temperatures overnight softened what have previously been hard and icy snow conditions
- World Championships continue Saturday with women’s downhill training and the men’s downhill medal event
After taking the silver medal a few days ago in the Super G, Squaw Valley native Julia Mancuso continues her strong akiing with a 7th place finish in the Super Combined, an event that combines one downhill run and one slalom run. She gained two places after a 9th place finish in the downhill earlier in the day.
Laurenne Ross of Klamath Falls, Oregon was in sixth after the downhill but had to hike up a few meters after missing a gate and finished 28th. Bummer since she is skiing so strong and looked to make the podium for the US Team.
Austrian Anna Fenninger won her first World Championship medal with a gold medal performance.
2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – February 11, 2011
1. Anna Fenninger, Austria, 2:43.23
2. Tina Maze, Slovenia, 2:43.32
3. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 2:43.50
7. Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, CA, 2:44.51
28. Laurenne Ross, Klamath Falls, OR, 3:18.01
Did not start slalom
Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO – still recovering from a mild concussion sustained last week.
Did not finish downhill
Leanne Smith, Conway, NH