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Conservative finish hurts Vonn's try

Updated: February 21, 2010, 10:15 AM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Lindsey Vonn knew the precise moment when she lost her chance for a gold medal in Saturday's super-G. It wasn't on the sharp curve of the track that the high favorites could not negotiate, but rather in a curious tactical decision that failed.

Vonn chose to play it safe near the end of her run. She had outpaced her competition. She was in the lead, a second gold medal within her sights.

Two skiers later, Andrea Fischbacher of Austria passed ...

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