Lindsey Vonn Wins Downhill in Austria Today Tying All-Time Downhill Win Record

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Lindsey Vonn flies into the record books with win number 36 at the downhill in Altenmarkt/Zauchensee, Austria. (Getty/Agence Zoom-Christophe Pallot)
Lindsey Vonn launching her way into win number 36 at the downhill in Altenmarkt/Zauchensee, Austria. (Getty/Agence Zoom-Christophe Pallot)

Lindsey Vonn is on fire and it’s pretty incredible to watch.  Just this season, she’s won 4 world cup races.  Yesterday, Lindsey won her 36th world cup downhill race tying Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell’s World Cup downhill victory record.

“I’m really happy to tie Annemarie’s record with 36 wins.” – Lindsey Vonn

It wasn’t even close.  Lindsey won by a full second.

Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell are all smiles after Vonn tied Moser-Proell’s World Cup downhill victory record with win number 36 in a two-run Audi FIS World Cup sprint downhill Saturday.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell are all smiles after Vonn tied Moser-Proell’s World Cup downhill victory record with win number 36 in a two-run Audi FIS World Cup sprint downhill Saturday.

This was a unique, two-run downhill event.  The first on the women’s circuit since 2002, where Lindsey also raced at only 17.

“I like the two-run downhill – it’s nice to do something different. I think the classic format is the best, but it’s nice to do something different. It’s nice to challenge yourself and there’s definitely a lot more pressure when you’re leading the first run.

I definitely didn’t expect such a big advantage going into the second run. I skied a little more conservatively in the second run. It was bumpy and a lot of girls were having trouble.” – Lindsey Vonn

Today’s victory put Vonn within 58 points of overall World Cup leader Lara Gut, of Switzerland.  Vonn leads the downhill World Cup standings by 50 points over Huetter.

Lindsey Vonn is the winningest female world cup ski racer in history with 72 wins (the next closest woman has 62).  Lindsey is now going for Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 86 World Cup victories to gain the most world cup victories of any ski racer, male or female.  Lindsey has won 4 overall titles.  Lindsey is 30 years old.

All this is even more incredible when you learn that Lindsey had two ACL reconstruction surgeries within 12 months in 2013/14.

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