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Americans Cook, Mancuso in Top 10 for second day of women’s downhill training

Around the Games: Day 0 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games

during training for the Alpine Skiing Women’s Downhill ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Alexander Hassenstein

Stacey Cook (pictured) and 2010 Olympic silver medalist Julia Mancuso of the U.S. had a productive second day of downhill training at Rosa Khutor, with both of them finishing inside the Top 10.

Cook logged the sixth-fastest run and Mancuso was 10th-fastest after finishing third in yesterday’s opening training session - a session that saw the course get tweaked after a treacherous jump caused Italy’s Daniela Merighetti to hurt her knees after landing.

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Per the Associated Press, Switzerland’s Fabienne Suter topped today’s session with a time of 1 minute, 42.70 seconds, followed by Liechtenstein’s gold medal contender, Tina Weirather, in second (+ .11 seconds), and Austria’s Anna Fenninger in third (+ .23 seconds, missed some gates).

Two more gold medal contenders, Tina Maze of Slovenia and Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, were fifth and 11th respectively.

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