Defago leads super-combined training

Didier Defago of Switzerland maintained his sterling form and

led downhill training for Sunday’s Olympic super-combined race.

Defago, who won gold in the downhill to open the Alpine

competition, clocked 1 minute, 36.31 seconds down the Dave Murray

run Saturday.

Another Swiss skier, Silvan Zurbriggen, was second, only 0.04

seconds behind, and Ivica Kostelic of Croatia was third, 0.15

back.

Defending combined winner Ted Ligety placed 16th, 1.24 seconds

behind, and American teammate Bode Miller sat out – as did super-G

winner Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway.

Miller, Svindal and Kostelic are among the favorites for the

race.