LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) -- Maybe they should change the name to Lake Isolde.
Isolde Kostner of Italy, the overall World Cup champion in the downhill last season, maintained her uncanny dominance at Lake Louise with her second victory in as many days.
Kostner has won three in a row and four out of five downhills in the last three years on the same course.
Picabo Street, the most famous American name in skiing, took another step in her comeback from severe leg injuries three years ago with a fifth-place finish.
As further evidence that Street is back to her old self, she was so upset for not doing better that she stormed off the mountain without talking to reporters.
"I know what I'm doing wrong and I'm stopping myself from being able to be No. 1," she said later, "and that's what I'm so upset with myself and it's why I've been kind of hiding a little bit. ... But I'll take two top 6s and roll over to Europe with some confidence under my belt."
Kostner won in 1 minute, 38.13 seconds on the cold but spectacularly sunny day in the Canadian Rockies. Sylviane Berthod of Switzerland matched her World Cup best with a second, in 1:38.19.
Reigning downhill world champion Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria -- second on Thursday -- was third in 1:38.35, one-hundredth of a second ahead of Canadian Melanie Turgeon, who injured her shoulder and knee in a crash Thursday but came back strong.
What is it about this most scenic of skiing venues that makes Kostner so unbeatable?
"There is something, for sure, but I don't know what," she said. "I just love this place. I like everything here. Everyone is cold every morning. I am never cold. It's always nice to come back here."
The temperature was 10 degrees at the finish line as the 65 skiers came down the course.
Street, who broke her left leg and tore ligaments in her right knee in the crash a month after her Olympic victory, was happy with her sixth-place finish in Thursday's downhill, but Friday's fifth was another matter.
The 30-year-old Olympic gold medalist in the 1998 super G and silver medalist in the 1994 downhill was the second skier down the course, and her time of 1:38.46 stood up through 21 competitors.
Kostner, again skiing out of her lucky No. 22 spot, bumped Street out of the lead, then Dorfmeister knocked her into third. When Turgeon moved ahead of her into third to the cheers of the Canadian fans, Street stormed off the mountain without talking to reporters.
"I'm progressing. I'm still moving forward," she said later. "I'm getting better at certain things every time I ski. But I'm capable of winning now, and that's what is tough."
American Kirsten Clark was eighth in 1:38.63. Street and Clark give the U.S. team two legitimate medal contenders in the women's downhill at Snowbasin at the Salt Lake City Olympics.
Despite her disappointment, Street had her best World Cup finish since a fourth in Cortina, Italy, in January of 1998.
"I'll take a fifth here if it leads to gold at Snowbasin," she said.
The 24-year-old Clark, of Raymond, Maine, was 11th Thursday. Two weeks ago at Copper Mountain, Colo., she finished ninth in a World Cup slalom, her first top 10 finish in that event. That could make her a threat for the gold in the combined event at the Olympics.
The course didn't hold up as well as it had on Thursday, Clark said.
"On the top meadow, there were a couple of turns that were a little chunkier than yesterday," she said. "I think the groomers tried to make it nice and smooth but it didn't set up as nice as it had in the past couple of days. With being able to run later, I saw some girls having trouble with it so I made sure I just powered through it."
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