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Vonn, Mancuso go 1-2 in downhill

Updated: February 18, 2010, 2:38 AM ET
Associated Press

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- None of it mattered one bit to Lindsey Vonn.

Not the badly bruised and swollen right shin, so painful at first it was tough to even walk, let alone ski with abandon at 65 mph down an icy, bumpy mountain.

Not the anguish that came from knowing the injury in a practice crash two weeks ago curtailed her Olympic preparation and made her wonder whether she'd compete at all.

And certainly not those outsized expectations others were scripting, so ...

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