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Wright Top 20 in World Championships Downhill

By Sierra Ryder
February, 11 2023
Bella Wright Scores a Top 20
Bella Wright Skis to a Top 20 (CC: Getty Images)

The sun was shining down on the Meribel track for the World Championships downhill for another day on the perfect speed hill. The top U.S. skier was Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Bella Wright, who placed 19th. Teammate Breezy Johnson was having a great run, just mere tenths off the top time, but unfortunately did not finish.

“I was feeling good today. I tried to give it my all, but things happen when you are going for it,” said Johnson. “I just leaned in and lost track of my technical foundation a little bit.”

Swiss skier Jasmine Flury took home the gold, and just 0.04 seconds behind was Austrian skier Nina Ortlieb. Swiss skier Corinne Suter grabbed the bronze.

American athlete Tricia Mangan also raced and ended up in 23rd.

The women will now switch to the tech side with a team parallel, parallel, giant slalom and slalom in the coming week. The men will take on the downhill in Courchevel on Sunday to wrap up the speed events in the 2023 World Champs.

Women's downhill

2023 FIS World Ski Championships Live Coverage Presented by Stifel Schedule

All times EST
Check local listings, subject to change.

Saturday, Feb. 11
2:30 p.m. - women's super-G - NBC* 

Sunday, Feb. 12
5:00 a.m. - men's downhill -
3:00 p.m. - men's downhill - NBC*

Tuesday, Feb. 14
6:15 a.m. - mixed team parallel slalom -
11:00 a.m. - men's and women's parallel slalom -

Wednesday, Feb. 14
6:00 a.m. - men's and women's parallel slalom -

Thursday, Feb. 16
4:00 a.m. - women's giant slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - women's giant slalom (run 2) -

Friday, Feb. 17
4:00 a.m. - men's giant slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - men's giant slalom (run 2) -

Saturday, Feb. 18
4:00 a.m. - women's slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - women's slalom (run 2) -
2:30 p.m. - women's giant slalom - NBC*

Sunday, Feb. 19
4:00 a.m. - men's slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - men's slalom (run 2) -
3:00 p.m. - women's slalom - NBC*

*encore presentation