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US skier Nyman learns from near-crashes on Streif

Updated: January 23, 2013, 4:52 PM ET
Associated Press

KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- For Steven Nyman, narrowly avoiding two crashes during World Cup downhill training Wednesday was just another learning experience.

In what the American skier called a "sketchy" run, he nearly got thrown off twice by the icy and bumpy Streif course in Kitzbuehel, Austria. He finished safely, 2.37 seconds behind leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway.

On the Steilhang, the steep part after the first jump, "I rode the fence," Nyman said.

"That wasn't cool," ...

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