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Nyman gets final men's downhill spot in Saturday's race

With the final training run for men's downhill canceled Friday, the U.S. ski team's coaches had a decision to make with no more on-hill evidence to make it: Take Erik Fisher or Steven Nyman for the fourth and final downhill spot in Saturday's race.

The coaches chose Nyman, who entered this season recovering from injuries and unsure of whether he would make the Olympic team. But he arrived at Whistler relaxed and healthy, he said.

"I feel good," Nyman said earlier this week. "I really didn't know what to expect this season, but I'm happy to be here, glad I made the team, and ready to go."

Nyman placed 19th in the 2006 Olympic downhill, and he won a World Cup downhill race in Italy in 2006. Fisher, in his first Olympics, hasn't finished better than 18th in a World Cup downhill this year.

The three other positions on the U.S. team had already been determined: Bode Miller, Andrew Weinbrecht and Marco Sullivan.

By Barry Svrluga  |  February 12, 2010; 1:58 PM ET
Categories:  Skiing  
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