Lindsey Vonn Wins 4th World Cup Race in a Row Today

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Lindsey Vonn celebrating after the win today. AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta
Lindsey Vonn celebrating after the win today. AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta

Lindsey Vonn just won 4 World Cup races in a row.  The 4th came today when Lindsey won the World Cup Giant Slalom race in Are, Sweden today.  Last weekend, Lindsey won 3 World Cup races in 3 days at Lake Louise, Canada.

Needless to say, this is the definition of domination.

Lindsey specializes in Downhill and Super G, so a win in Giant Slalom is big for her.  This was only the 4th Giant Slalom win in her career where she has now won 71 World Cup races.

Lindsey likes racing in Are as it reminds her of where she grew up back in Minnesota.

“I just like it. … It’s like the same landscape.  When I was a kid I always trained under the lights after school. So I really like racing under the lights. It’s really fun.” – Lindsey Vonn, today

Lindsey on the podium with Santa Claus today AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta
Lindsey on the podium with Santa Claus today AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta

Lindsey is on fire and is current #1 overall, #1 in Downhill, and #1 in Super G.

“I feel really good on my skis and balanced. I have a lot of confidence, especially after Lake Louise.  I said last week if I finish Lake Louise strong that always means good things for the rest of the season.”

“Yeah, but that’s how I roll.  I’m always going to push myself to the limit in every race that I enter. That’s just how I am. That’s why I’ve had the career that I’ve had.”

“The old woman still has some tricks up her sleeve.  I’m not maybe as agile as I used to be. I’m not maybe as explosive. But at the same time I know my ability and I know what I can do and I know in different situations what is required of me.”

– Lindsey Vonn, today

Giant Slalom top 10 today.
Giant Slalom top 10 today.

Lindsey Vonn now has 71 World Cup victories, the most of any woman in World Cup history.  The next closest woman is retired Austria Annemarie Moser-Proell at 62 World Cup victories.  Lindsey now has her sights on breaking Swede Ingemark Stenmark’s (male) 86 World Cup victories.

She broke the previous women’s record of 62 wins set by Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell last season and now is taking aim at Ingemark Stenmark’s overall mark of 86 victories.

 


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