Alexa

Kildow wins on course she crashed on at Olympics

Kildow wins on course she crashed on at Olympics

Lindsey Kildow won a World Cup super-G Sunday on the course where she crashed out at last year's Olympics.
The American timed 1 minute, 30.06 seconds in the final race before the World Championships.
"This is the ultimate revenge," Kildow said. "It's just bittersweet because I know I could have done it last year. But it just didn't really work out in my favor. But life happens and you just got to role with the punches."
Renate Goetschl was second, 0.17 behind, to snap her two-race winning streak, and Austrian teammate Christine Sponring was third, 0.29 back.
Kildow's teammate, Julia Mancuso, finished eighth in perfect sunny conditions with temperatures at freezing level.
It was the third victory this season for Kildow after also winning downhills in Lake Louise, Alberta, and Val d'Isere, France, in December.
Kildow had a horrific crash in downhill training here during the Turin Games and was hospitalized. She came back and competed in all four events _ downhill, combined, super-G and slalom _ but pain limited her performance and her best result was seventh in super-G.
"The most I could do was try to ski fast this weekend," Kildow said. "For me, it's finished in my mind. I knew I could do it, I've done it, and I'm over it."
Kildow, who also finished second in another super-G here Friday, is looking ahead to next weekend's worlds in Are, Sweden.
"Two podiums in one weekend gives me a lot of confidence," she said. "World Championships look really bright for me _ I'm really psyched."


Updated : 2020-12-05 16:26 GMT+08:00