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Austrian Wins Gold in Women's Downhill Skiing

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Austrian Wins Gold in Women's Downhill Skiing

Austrian Wins Gold in Women's Downhill Skiing

Austrian Wins Gold in Women's Downhill Skiing

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Austria's Michaela Dorfmeister flies off the slopes on the way to a gold medal in the women's alpine skiing downhill, Feb. 15, 2005. Getty Images hide caption

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Austria's Michaela Dorfmeister flies off the slopes on the way to a gold medal in the women's alpine skiing downhill, Feb. 15, 2005.

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Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria wins the women's downhill Wednesday at the Winter Olympics, adding a gold medal to her distinguished career. U.S. skier Lindsey Kildow comes in eighth, a notable finish after the violent spill she took during a training run earlier in the week.