Alpine Skiing: Vonn Is Downhill Favorite, Says Rival Goggia | 2/19/2018 | Staff
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The form book suggests there is little to choose between the world’s top two women downhill skiers ahead of Wednesday’s Olympic race at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

But Italian Sofia Goggia believes her rival, 2010 gold medal winner Lindsey Vonn, starts as the woman to beat.

Favorite - Experience - Goggia - Monday - Thought

“Maybe she is the favorite, she has so much experience,” Goggia said on Monday, before pausing for thought.

“No, she is definitely the favorite,” she added with a grin.

Vonn - Time - Pair - World - Cup

Vonn, 33, won the last time the pair went head-to-head in a World Cup race in Garmisch earlier this month with Goggia finishing second.

Before that though Goggia, the 25-year-old from Bergamo, triumphed over the American in Bad Kleinkirchheim and Cortina d’Ampezzo and the Italian heads the World Cup downhill standings.

Contrast - Contenders

There is a fascinating contrast between the two leading contenders.

Vonn is often tense and can talk in great detail about course conditions and the necessary technical adjustments required.

Goggia - Talk - Things

Goggia seems less interested in ‘shop talk’ and suggests she doesn’t like to over-think things.

While Vonn spent time after her training run on Monday answering questions about abuse she has received on social media because of her views of U.S. President Donald Trump, Goggia was chatting with reporters about how much she enjoyed Czech snowboarder...
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