SOCHI SCENE: Spot-on performer

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) Super-combined skier Macarena Simari Birkner of Argentina was certainly easy to spot on the race hill Monday - she was the one decked out in lots and lots of polka dots.

Simari Birkner helped design the speed suit she wore for the downhill portion of the race. It certainly stood out.

She's always worn eye-catching suits, like when she donned an outfit that featured an animal print.

This one, though, she couldn't help but rave about after her run.

''I just love my suit,'' Simari Birkner said.

Simari Birkner comes from a family of ski racers and all of them had an input into the design. Her brother, Cristian Simari Birkner, was set to race in the men's downhill on Sunday, but sat out because of a knee injury. He's hoping to be ready for the super-combined in a few days. He also was the flag bearer for their nation.

Anna Fenninger of Austria was quite fashionable, too, going with a leopard print on her helmet.

- By Pat Graham - Twitter http://twitter.com/pgraham34

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