Julia Mancuso’s lead from the downhill portion of the super-combined wasn’t strong enough to grab her gold, but it did get her to the podium.
Maria Hoefl-Riesch won the gold (2:34.62), Nicole Hosp grabbed silver (2:35.02) and Mancuso registered a time of 2:34.15. Mancuso has now won a medal in 3 Olympics and is the most decorated female Olympic skier in U.S. history with four overall (Lindsey Vonn has two).
Mancuso, 29, fell .53 short of Hoefl-Riesch after bringing a .47 lead over the field from the first half. (Hoefl-Riesch made up a lot of time in the slalom, as she was more than a second behind Mancuso’s time in downhill).
The U.S. skier barely edged Tina Maze for a medal, beating her by .10.
Mancuso continues to bolster her reputation as a clutch skier, something Bode Miller referenced on Twitter:
Picabo Street was also ecstatic for Mancuso: