SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Austria's Regina Sterz led downhill training for the second consecutive day at the world ski championships.
Sterz clocked 1 minute, 53.01 seconds down the Streicher course on Thursday. Teammate Anna Fenninger was second, 0.16 behind, and Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden of Switzerland was third, 0.36 back. With Lindsey Vonn out following her crash in the super-G, Stacey Cook was the top American in eighth, with Julia Mancuso 12th. Another American, Alice McKennis, fell but did not appear to be seriously injured.
Swiss skier Fraenzi Aufdenblatten also failed to finish. Overall World Cup leader Tina Maze was 10th. Sterz finished a career-best fifth in a World Cup downhill in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, last month.
The women's super-combined is scheduled for Friday, followed by another training session on Saturday and the downhill race on Sunday.