Sofia Goggia of Italy reacts next to Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. during the victory ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Riding the gondola to the top of the mountain Wednesday morning, Sofia Goggia watched the sun rise over the site of her first Olympic downhill and had one clear thought:"I put my boots on and said, 'this can be my day, so let's make it,'" the newly minted gold medalist said.The fifth skier to take the course, Goggia gave a shrug of her shoulders after finishing in a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds. With Vonn going two racers later, it looked as if she thought Vonn might eclipse her time.Mowinckel finished 0.09 seconds behind Goggia to take silver and knock Vonn down a spot.Before Wednesday, Goggia had never won gold at an Olympics or a world championships event.
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