Julia Mancuso falls short of super-G medal; Austria’s Anna Fenninger takes gold

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Julia Mancuso might be known as “Super Jules,” but things haven’t rolled her way in the super-G (at least in the Olympics). She was unable to get a medal after posting a 1:27.04 time on Saturday.

A significant number of skiers failed to finish their runs early on in the super-G on Saturday, so early on, it seemed like finishing was something of a victory in itself. When she finished her run, she placed in second, but that was before a slew of excellent opponents batted around the lead.

VIDEO: Mancuso can’t get up to medal speed

Mancuso, 29, was aiming for her fifth Olympic medal after taking bronze in the super combined. This might have been her best remaining chance to make the podium in Sochi, but one wouldn’t be wise to totally dismiss the big-event skier’s chances altogether.

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Update: Austria’s Anna Fenninger won gold with a time of 1:25.52. She’s the third person in a row from Austria to win gold in the event, with this being her first Olympic medal.

VIDEO: Watch Anna Fenninger’s golden run

Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch took her second medal in Sochi by winning silver, finishing .55 seconds off the top mark. Nicole Hosp (also of Austria) won bronze in the super-G after taking silver in the super combined.

Read more about the event at NBCOlympics.com.