Defago leads super-combined training

Defago leads super-combined training

Published Feb. 20, 2010 5:25 p.m. ET

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.