International sports, World Championship skiing
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (GenevaLunch) – Didier Cuche just failed in his bid to win the FSA World Championship downhill at Garmisch-Partenkirchen when he came in second. The Neuchatel 36-year-old emphasized the positive: that he had won silver rather than losing gold. In fact, the dangerously bumpy course, coupled with warmer than normal weather meant that many racers were not keen to race at all. The gold was won by French-Canadian Erik Guay who became the first Quebecois to win a World Championship downhill.
The women’s downhill saw another gold for Austrian Elisabeth Görgl, who won the Super-G earlier in the week. Second and third places were taken by American Lindsey Vonn and Germany’s Maria Riesch, the two friends who have dominated the season. Switzerland’s young star Lara Gut took fourth place for the second time in a week, the dreaded “chocolate medal.”