Elena Fanchini of Italy won the women's World Cup downhill on Friday for her first career victory. Fanchini timed 1 minute, 49.33 seconds, heading off Austrians Michaela Dorfmeister, second in 1:49.43, and Alexandra Meissnitzer, third in 1:49.61.
Italian skier Lucia Recchia crashed during the race, going head first through a gate before sliding under the safety fence. She was airlifted off the course, and her condition was not immediately available, AP reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia