Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Olympic Women's Downhill

On this day at the XXI Winter Olympics in Vancouver the Women's Downhill finally took place after many delays. In Salt Lake City, this race marked the end of Picabo Street's career, but it too was delayed. It was to be run on the first Monday of the games, but due to high winds at the top of the hill the event was moved to the next day, and then it still didn't begin on time. At the bottom of the hill the sun was bright and the temperatures warm, but high winds continued to be a problem. Finally a window allowed the race to be won. French woman, Carole Montillet raced to Olympic Gold while Street finished off the medals stand. In this video I took of the event, Montillet is the first skiier and Street goes last.

video

While it was exciting to see this alpine event in person, as you can see from the video, this is best viewed on tv.

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