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Without Lindsey Vonn, will Team USA medal?
The absence of alpine skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn has left a void in the roster for the United States. Vonn, who took home the bronze hardware in this event at the Vancouver Games, would have been the strongest representative for America. However, Julia Mancuso has brought her A-game to Sochi and will try to turn in the same sort of strong performance that landed her a bronze in the super combined.
Will Maria Hofl-Riesch make history?
The star of the slopes from Germany is inching her way towards a place in the history books. After earning the third Olympic gold medal in alpine skiing in the super combined, she is now one gold away from tying the record for all-time Olympic gold medals won in the sport set by Croatian pioneer Janica Kostelic.
Will Tina Weirather compete?
After a training injury forced Weirather to the bench for the downhill competition, doubts have begun to surface as to whether or not she will miss the remainder of the competition. The competition is too fierce for her not to be competing at her best, though she was an early medal favorite for the super-G.