|Lara Gut (SUI)|
Stacey Cook (USA) was fastest today in the second Ladies' Downhill Training.
|Stacey Cook (USA)|
The USA had nine ladies' World Cup downhill podiums last season,
three times as many as the next most (Switzerland and Germany, with
Five different American women made World Cup downhill podiums
last season – Vonn (3), Leanne Smith (2), Stacey Cook (2), Alice
McKennis (1) and Laurenne Ross (1).
McKennis won the first downhill race of her career in St. Anton last
season and on Friday she could become the seventh American woman
to win multiple World Cup downhills.
Meanwhile, Julia Mancuso is equal third among U.S. women with
three World Cup downhill victories, joining Cynthia Nelson, Holly
Flanders and Hilary Lindh. If Mancuso wins on Friday she will move into
outright third place with four WC downhill wins, behind only Vonn (29)
and Street (9).
Mancuso has 15 career World Cup downhill podiums and can
overtake Street in this category on Friday and move into outright second
among USA women behind only Vonn (48).
However, Mancuso's best World Cup downhill result last season was
sixth. Her last World Cup downhill podium was a second place in Bad
Kleinkirchheim in January 2012 and her last WC downhill win came in
the 2011 World Cup finals in Lenzerheide.
Info Provided By Infostrada Sports