Kildow’s injuries aren’t serious
Her father spoke with her on the phone.
“She’s OK,” Alan Kildow said. “She doesn’t have anything wrong with her knees, no concussion, nothing. She probably won’t ski in the next race, but she should continue after that.”
Kildow crashed through the protective fence lining the course. She was the top U.S. finisher in the women’s combined event in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.
German Hilde Gerg won Friday’s race, picking up her first victory on the course after four runner-up finishes. Kirsten Clark of the United States was third.
Gerg, who won a super-G race last week at Aspen, clocked 1 minute, 33.72 seconds. Olympic champion Carole Montillet of France was second Friday in 1:33.92. Clark’s time was 1:34.05.
Gerg laughed when she was asked if she’ll continue her recent streak by winning Saturday’s downhill.
“”I’ll try,” the reigning World Cup super-G champion said. “”Today I had no problems.”
Gerg has won 17 World Cup races, including five downhills.
She gained time at the bottom of the mountain, topping 70 mph, as she continued her impressive recovery from a broken left leg.