Bradie Tennell from the United States gets the competition started, but a slip and fall doesn't leave her with a score she'll be happy with. "I believed in myself". After dodging a close call from Vonn - who finished 0.47 seconds behind her - Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway threw a scare at her as the 19th racer out of the start gate.
As it stands, Vonn became the oldest Olympic female medalist in alpine skiing with her downhill bronze, a record previously held by Austrian Michaela Dorfmeister (super-G 2006).
"If you think what's happened over the last eight years and what I've been through to get here, I gave it all and to come away with a medal is a dream come true", said Vonn. I kept working hard, and I'm really proud of this medal.
All eyes will be on Yevgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, both on the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation team, who are locked in a particularly tight battle and both aiming for the gold medal.
"Samurai are really flawless".
"I didn't take any risks", Goggia added.
Canada will play Germany in a semifinal Friday while the other Final Four matchup features the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation taking on the Czech Republic.
Norway will now face the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation in the quarterfinal on February 21, at 10:40 Moscow time.
MI native Madison Hubbell and her partner Zachary Donohue placed fourth in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic games.
She made a strong start on the icy slope but looked a little tentative as she tried to stick to her racing line at the top of the mountain, leaving herself too much to do in the bottom part of the run. Meanwhile, America is in sixth place overall, with 12 medals in Pyeongchang so far.
"It will be very exciting to know that somebody from the Pacific Asia region will get a medal and that's an wonderful thing for our sport".
"We gave it our best. But in the end, there is no right or wrong way to make a certain move, and every team should have their own style", she said.
Two Americans finished fifth and seventh: Alice McKennis and Breezy Johnson.
Despite likely being disappointed at not adding yet another gold medal to her haul on Wednesday, she can reflect on a career that has spanned nearly 20 years. "I wish I could keep skiing". "I'm so thankful to be here and to be on an Olympic podium with the next generation of my sport".
US rights holder NBC is the IOC's largest single source of revenue, having paid more than $7.75 billion for the rights to broadcast the Olympic Games to USA audiences, up until 2032. "It's all worth it".
"Mythical Sofia", the front page headline of Corriere della Sera online blared, while Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni tweeted: "The great Sofia Goggia, our first gold in the history of women's downhill". She's won 112 events on the World Cup circuit, placing her atop the all-time Cross-Country World Cup rankings. But it's always an honor to race with Lindsey Vonn ...