BRYDON 'PRETTY DARN CLOSE' TO PODIUM AT FINAL DOWNHILL OF 2004 SEASON - BC Alpine Ski Association



Thirteen hundredths of a second was all that separated Fernie, BC's Emily Brydon from a podium result in the final women's downhill of the 2003-04 World Cup season.

“It was pretty darn close,” said the 23-year-old Brydon who charged down the super buff Krummholz course in a time of one minute, 40.03 seconds to finish sixth.

Italy's Isolde Kostner, who finished second in Friday's downhill, laid down the winning run at 1:39.31 to capture her first World Cup win of the season.

Renate Goetschl of Austria made her seventh downhill podium appearance of the season, finishing second in 1:39.66, while Fraenzi Aufdenblatten of Switzerland was third in 1:39.90 for her first-ever World Cup podium.

“The conditions were the best we've seen this week