Lindsey Vonn Wins 2016 Downhill Title Today, Breaks Downhill Title Record, Breaks Ski Binding with Hammer

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Lindsey after clinching the World Cup downhill title today.
Lindsey after clinching the World Cup downhill title today.

Lindsey Vonn won her record-breaking 8th World Cup downhill season title today in La Thuile, Italy.  Lindsey now has more World Cup downhill titles than any other female ski racer in history.  Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll has 7 downhill titles.

(video of Lindsey clinching World Cup downhill title today)

Lindsey came in 2nd, only .14 behind the winner, but it was enough to give her the points she needed to clinch the 2016 World Cup downhill title.

“I’m really happy with my second place.  It was good for my self-confidence. I was a little bit unsure of myself after yesterday.” – Lindsey Vonn, today

(video of Lindsey smashing her binding with a hammer yesterday…)

Yesterday, Lindsey lost her ski coming around a turn and crashed hard.  Later that day she posted a video of her smashing the ski binding with a hammer…  This girl does NOT like to lose.  We love that about her.

Lindsey will race Super G tomorrow and she is the favorite to win.

Lindsey has now won 9 World Cup races this year bringing her to 76 World Cup wins overall, which is the woman’s record (next closest woman has 62 world cup wins).  Lindsey now has her sights set on Ingemar Stenmark’s ‘s record 86 world cup wins, which doesn’t feel very far considering the way Lindsey is winning right now…

(video of Lindsey losing a ski at speed – definitely not 80mph, tho – yesterday)


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