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Austria's Goergl wins World Cup downhill ahead of Mancuso, overall leader Vonn 4th

01/07/2012 07:38 EST | Updated 03/08/2012 05:12 EST
BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria - Elisabeth Goergl of Austria won the third women's World Cup downhill of the season on Saturday.

The downhill world champion finished the 2.85-kilometre Kaernten-Franz Klammer course in 1 minute, 48.40 seconds to beat Julia Mancuso of the United States by 0.16 of a second. Fabienne Suter of Switzerland came 0.50 behind in third.

Overall World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn of the United States, who won both previous downhills, almost skied out at the second gate and finished fourth, 0.55 behind Goergl.

Some lower-ranked racers were still to start.

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