Street Ties For Third
Picabo Street tied for third place in the women’s World Cup downhill in a race dominated by Austrians at St. Anton, Austria.
Led by Michaela Dorfmeister, who scored her first career victory, the Austrians took first and second places and shared third with Street.
Dorfmeister covered the 2,950-meter Kandahar course in 1 minute, 36.34 seconds for the first downhill victory by an Austrian woman in two years.
Street’s share of third place pushed her to the top of the downhill standings with 200 points.
Just across the border in Italy, former Olympic champion Patrick Ortlieb of Austria won the third downhill race of the World Cup season at Val Gardena.
Olympic downhill champion Tommy Moe of the United States, still competing with a bandaged knee following last season’s injury, could not push too hard and finished 50th, more than 3 seconds back.