Nyman of US 9th in downhill training, Miller 13th
AP Sports Writer
WENGEN, Switzerland – American Steven Nyman was ninth and Bode Miller tied for 13th in training for a World Cup downhill.
A top-10 finish for Nyman in the downhill on Saturday in Wengen, Switzerland, would likely clinch his place on the U.S. team for the Vancouver Olympics.
Nyman, who is coming back from knee surgery, said Thursday he is gaining confidence after not getting much training this summer.
Andrej Jerman of Slovenia was fastest in the second training run for Saturday’s classic Lauberhorn race. He finished in 2 minutes, 33.42 seconds on the 2.77-mile course, the longest on the World Cup circuit.
Miller, who returns to the circuit after resting his injured ankle over the holidays, won the downhill event in 2007 and 2008.