However, Vonn teammate Julia Mancuso thrived in the difficult conditions and won the bronze medal.
‘‘It’s the same for everybody,’’ U.S. speed coach Chip White said. ‘‘Everyone had to wait for a long time and that’s always difficult. And the holds were every 15 minutes so it really doesn’t give you a chance to go and do something else. You’re always kind of on edge at the ready. It’s a difficult situation but everybody had the same difficult situation.’’