Feb 24, 2010 2:08 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Lindsey Vonn has crashed out of the first run of the Olympic giant slalom race.
The American lost control around a right turn on the top half of the course Wednesday, got twisted around, landed hard on her left hip and crashed backward into the safety netting. After being checked course-side for a few minutes, Vonn got up and skied down to the finish.
U.S. Ski Team spokesman Doug Haney said Vonn banged her finger a little bit, but was otherwise fine.