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.
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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