Lindsey Vonn couldn't beat all the top Europeans in the ladies Super-G ski race Saturday at Whistler Mountain, but she came close enough to make it onto the podium.
Vonn secured the bronze medal with a run of 1:20.88, topped only by Andrea Fischbacher of Austria with 1:20.14 and Tina Maze of Slovenia in 1:20.63.
Vonn's second medal of the Winter Games, along with her gold in the downhill, made it seven Alpine skiing medals for the United States. The previous U.S. best in Alpine at any Olympics was five in 1984.
"I didn't do as well as I could have on the bottom, and that's why I didn't get another gold today,"Vonn said. "But no matter what happens now, I'm going home really happy."
The other American contender, Julia Mancuso, skied first through many more shadows than the medalists (who made their runs with the sun higher), and her 1:21.50 left her in ninth.
It was the 21st medal of these Winter Games for the United States.