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Lindsey Vonn looks to build on US skiing's best-ever Olympics

The US has won six alpine skiing medals in the first four events, the most it has ever won in a single Winter Olympics – and Lindsey Vonn's best event, the super-G, is today.

US skier Lindsey Vonn in the women's super combined slalom on Thursday. Though she did not medal in the super combined due to a fall, there are high hopes for her in Saturday's super-g.

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When NBC went about planning its Winter Olympic coverage, this was what it was hoping for.

The women’s super-G has arrived, and an American woman still has a chance to win a medal in all five alpine skiing events.

That woman, however, is not Lindsey Vonn.

It is Julia Mancusco, the exuberant, tiara-wearing skier whose Olympic medal-winning streak actually dates back to Turin, where she won the final race of the 2006 Games.

And she is not the only one. Partly atoning for his zero-medal, multi-party performance in Turin, Bode Miller has won a medal in both of the opening events in Whistler.

Still, today is expected to be about Vonn, who has clinched the title of best women’s super-G skier this season with two World Cup races to spare.


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