Hobbled by a bruised shin that had her out of ski boots and off skis for several days, Lindsey Vonn still managed to put down the fastest training time in an interestingly divided Olympic training session in Whistler on Monday.
A year after his thrilling double win in the two foremost ‘Classics' in Alpine Ski Racing - Wengen and Kitzbühel - Didier Defago again eclipsed all famous rivals today at Whistler Mountain to win the showcase men's Olympic Alpine skiing downhill.
After becoming the world junior super G champion, it was 14 years later that 32-year-old Didier Defago landed his next significant gold medal.
The Olympic men's downhill race will open as planned at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, as colder temperatures set in Sunday night in Whistler.
The women will run the first part of their downhill run at 10 a.m. Monday ending at the slalom start, then completing the course after the men's race.
On Friday night, the Vancouver Opening Ceremony officially proclaimed the XXI Olympic Winter Games open.
Lindsey Vonn's shin may have become one of the top stories of the Winter Olympics so far in Alpine Skiing but her experienced rival Swede Anja Paerson is quietly getting ready for the up-coming snow battles.
The new start time for the men's alpine skiing downhill competition at Whistler Creekside is Monday, February 15, at 10:30 local time.