Fabienne Suter tops downhill session

Updated: February 7, 2014, 8:38 AM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Fabienne Suter of Switzerland led the second women's downhill training session Friday at the Olympics, which went off without a problem after a key jump was shaved down.

Suter clocked 1 minute, 42.70 seconds. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was second, 0.11 behind, and Anna Fenninger of Austria was third, 0.23 behind, although she missed some gates.

Suter has won four World Cup races but only one of those was in downhill, in Bansko, Bulgaria, five years ago.

After Thursday's opening session was delayed and then re-run due to the height of the final jump, organizers cut it down to a minor bump.

Defending overall World Cup champion Tina Maze was fifth, and American teammates Stacey Cook and Julia Mancuso placed sixth and 10th, respectively.

Current overall leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch was 11th.


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