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02/19/2010

Vonn crashes

Bernard Weil, Chief Photographer/Multimedia

It started with a smooth run in the downhill portion of the women's super combined competition by American Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, at the Vancouver Olympics, Whistler, February 18, 2010. . Expected to win the event, Vonn led after the first interval.

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 Lindsey Vonn flies down the course during the downhill portion of the super combined competition.

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Later in the slalom event, Vonn hooks a tip on a gate near the finish line.

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Without a ski, Vonn can only try to control her fall.

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The slide continues through several more gates.

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Dejected, Vonn gets help from track support.

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 At the finish line, Vonn gets a hug from teammate Julia Mancuso, who won silver in the event.

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Maria Riesch of Germany would eventually take gold after crossing the finish in the slalom portion of the super combined.

  

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