Americans Cook, Mancuso in Top 10 for second day of women’s downhill training


Stacey Cook (pictured) and 2010 Olympic silver medalist Julia Mancuso of the U.S. had a productive second day of downhill training at Rosa Khutor, with both of them finishing inside the Top 10.

Cook logged the sixth-fastest run and Mancuso was 10th-fastest after finishing third in yesterday’s opening training session – a session that saw the course get tweaked after a treacherous jump caused Italy’s Daniela Merighetti to hurt her knees after landing.

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Per the Associated Press, Switzerland’s Fabienne Suter topped today’s session with a time of 1 minute, 42.70 seconds, followed by Liechtenstein’s gold medal contender, Tina Weirather, in second (+ .11 seconds), and Austria’s Anna Fenninger in third (+ .23 seconds, missed some gates).

Two more gold medal contenders, Tina Maze of Slovenia and Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, were fifth and 11th respectively.