Middleton's Erik Fisher edged out for men's downhill spot

Middleton's Erik Fisher edged out for men's downhill spot

Credit: Nathan Bilow-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 7, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Erik Fisher (USA) during men's alpine training for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Bilow-USA TODAY Sports

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by Associated Press & KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:03 PM

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Austria and the United States completed their squads for the Olympic men's downhill.

Steven Nyman earned the fourth and final U.S. spot, edging out Erik Fisher and Jared Goldberg with a solid training run Friday. He joins Travis Ganong, Marco Sullivan and Bode Miller.

The Austrians will go with Matthias Mayer, Max Franz, Georg Streitberger and Klaus Kroell for Sunday's race. Mayer was the fastest through the tricky course during Friday's training.

US coach Sasha Rearick said he used the second training session as a "one-run shootout," with Nyman tied for 18th. Fisher and Goldberg wound up several spots behind.

Fisher is still expected to be in the running for competition in the men's Super G.

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