Feb 24, 2010 2:08 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Vonn crashes in 1st run of giant slalom

Lindsey Vonn has crashed out of the first run of the Olympic giant slalom race.

The American lost control around a right turn on the top half of the course Wednesday, got twisted around, landed hard on her left hip and crashed backward into the safety netting. After being checked course-side for a few minutes, Vonn got up and skied down to the finish.

U.S. Ski Team spokesman Doug Haney said Vonn banged her finger a little bit, but was otherwise fine.


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