Vonn 3rd after downhill training in Italy

Updated: January 18, 2013, 11:35 AM ET
Associated Press

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Defending champion Daniela Merighetti of Italy led the only training session Friday for the World Cup, while Lindsey Vonn was third.

Merighetti finished in 1 minute, 40.03 seconds on the Olympia delle Tofane course Cortina, Italy, where she had her only win last season.

Overall World Cup leader Tina Maze was second, 0.22 seconds behind.

Vonn has six career wins at Cortina, while Maze is seeking her first.

The training session Thursday was canceled so organizers could clear fresh snow off the course. The downhill race is Saturday, followed by a super-G on Sunday.

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