WHISTLER (Canada) (AFP) Lindsey Vonn revealed on Wednesday she was desperate to end the bitter Olympic Games feud which has erupted with fellow American skiing pin-up Julia Mancuso. But the atmosphere between the two wasnt helped when Vonn crashed out of the first run of the giant slalom, causing Mancuso to abandon her attempt to set the fastest time. Vonn admitted there was friction between the pair even before the crash after Mancuso had criticised her influence on the team. It definitely has hurt me that she said some negative things about me and all I can do is support her like I always have been and hope that she reciprocates that, said Vonn. I am always proud an American is doing well and I was proud of her for being on the podium in downhill and super combined and it bums me out. In an interview on Sunday with Sports Illustrated, Mancuso said she was uncomfortable with Vonns influence on the US team at the Games. Our team is struggling, as a group, Mancuso said, despite the US team having netted eight medals (two gold, three silver and three bronze) from the 21 on offer so far. People are having a hard time reaching their potential because its such a struggle for attention. You come to meetings after races and its like its a bad day if Lindsey didnt do well. Vonn, who has a downhill gold and a bronze from the super-G but also tumbled out of the super combined, was on her way to being the fastest down the Whistler Creekside course on Wednesday before she took a heavy fall with a quarter of the race to go. She suffered a fractured bone in the little finger of her right hand. The starlets tumble came just before Mancuso was sent on the course by officials leaving the downhill and super-combined silver medallist to be yellow flagged more than halfway down, meaning she had to ski the entire race again. Mancuso eventually completed her first of two runs in 18th position at 1.30sec behind leader Elisabeth Goergl of Austria, prompting Vonn to say she was sorry. I would never wish that on anyone, especially not my own team-mate, said Vonn, who has not yet decided whether she will ski in Fridays slalom. I know she was disappointed and I know she is mad and frustrated and probably mad at me, but I cant help that I fell. It is hard to go again, especially in giant slalom when you are so physically tired, she pretty much did the whole run and then she has to go up and do it all over again. (At that point) all your wax is off your skis, plus she went 15 skiers after when she normally would have run and the course was deteriorating quite a bit, so she had a huge disadvantage. I feel terrible. Having had a shin injury coming into the Games, plus back pain and now a finger injury, Vonn said she was looking on the positive side. I felt like I was skiing well, I was making really solid turns and my husband (and coach Thomas Vonn) had told me the course was deteriorating especially over the last bump, right where I fell. At the end of the turn, my ski got caught in the soft snow and my inside knee hit my chin and I got twisted up and tangled in the nets. I ended up tangled up like a pretzel.