Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin share downhill podium (video)

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Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin shared a race podium for the first time, finishing second and third, respectively, in a World Cup downhill in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Friday.

Italian Sofia Goggia won by .47 over Vonn, who had the fastest split times more than halfway through her run before briefly losing her balance and lifting her right ski off the ground.

Shiffrin had a smoother but more conservative run, .84 slower than Goggia.

Julia Mancuso, the most decorated female U.S. Olympic skier with four medals, raced for the final time Friday after announcing her retirement. She wore a tiara, cape and Wonder Woman suit and finished 18 seconds behind Goggia.

Full results are here.

World Cup racing continues with another downhill Saturday (Olympic Channel, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app, 4 a.m. ET).

Goggia, Vonn and Shiffrin all look like Olympic downhill medal contenders.

Goggia won a World Cup downhill and super-G at the South Korean Olympic venue in March among 13 total podiums last season. She has now won back-to-back downhills this season.

Vonn made her first downhill podium in four starts this season. Vonn was second to Goggia in both March races in South Korea.

“If I hadn’t made the mistake I would have won,” said Vonn, who was also fastest in Wednesday and Thursday training runs by nearly a second. “For me, February is the most important thing.”

Shiffrin made her third podium in three downhills this season. This was her first time racing a World Cup downhill at a venue other than Lake Louise, Alberta.

Shiffrin has not committed to racing the Olympic downhill but will take downhill training runs at the Olympics to race the super combined. It’s hard to imagine her skipping the downhill if she stays among the medal favorites.

Vonn and Shiffrin became the first U.S. women to share a World Cup podium since Vonn, Stacey Cook and Mancuso swept a Lake Louise downhill podium on Dec. 6, 2014.

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Top curling video and social media moments

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For nearly three straight weeks, curling dominated the Olympic airwaves, and while the U.S., Sweden and Canada all came away with gold medals, there were still plenty of highlights away from the ice.

In the mixed doubles tournament, fans were introduced to Team USA’s #HamFam, Matt and Becca Hamilton, who became instant sensations. Matt was even confused for some other celebrities, as people tried to nail down exactly who he looked like.

And he got to “meet” his hero, Aaron Rodgers… of course only through Twitter (for now!)

 In the women’s tournament, fans were introduced to Japan’s “sunshine team,” who were all all smiles on the way to their bronze medal win.

Three Stars from men’s hockey at the Olympics

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NBC Olympics staff selected three special performers from the enitre men’s tournament at the Olympics.

FIRST STAR
Eeli Tolvanen, Finland: The 18-year-old winger was the undisputed breakout star of the men’s tournament. Even though Finland was eliminated in the quarterfinals, Tolvanen’s tally of nine points still ranked second overall as he averaged nearly two points per game. He scored in his Olympic debut and also tallied two assists against eventual silver medalist Germany. He followed that up with two scores against Norway. Tolvanen paced his team past an energized South Korean team in the qualification playoffs, assisting in Finland’s opening three goals. After a sizzling Olympic performance, Tolvanen could be on his way to the NHL to help the Nashville Predators chase the Stanley Cup once again.

NBCOlympics.com: OAR defeat Germany to win hockey gold 

SECOND STAR
Nikita Gusev, Olympic Athletes from Russia: The Vegas Golden Knights prospect tallied four goals and eight assists in just six games throughout the 2018 Winter Games. He also struck twice when it mattered most, helping OAR force OT in the gold-medal game. Trailing 3-2 in the final frame and playing shorthanded, Gusev was able to sneak a backhanded shot into the back of the net to knot the score with less than a minute remaining. Then, in the extra session, it was Gusev who made a beautiful cross-ice pass to set up the golden goal by Kirill Kaprizov.

NBCOlymipcs.com: Canada claim bronze with 6-4 over Czech Republic

THIRD STAR
Ryan Donato, United States: The 21-year-old Boston Bruins prospect was bright spot for Team USA despite the disappointing finish. The sniper lifted his team to a crucial preliminary-round victory over Slovakia, grabbing both goals in a 2-1 victory. He came back to haunt Slovakia again with two more scores in the qualification playoffs, and though the United States’ tournament came to an end in the quarterfinals against the Czech Republic, Donato notched one last goal in the 3-2 loss to finish with a team-leading five goals and six points. Donato, along with fellow collegiate athletes Troy Terry and Jordan Greenway, surprised many with their contributions on the ice. If management had known of their game-changing impact in advance, the American roster might have included more NCAA players.