Lindsey Vonn cemented her legacy as the best women’s skier in history, winning the super-G on Monday to break Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup victories.
For her 63rd win, Vonn clocked 1 minute 27.03 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy to finish 0.85 ahead of Austrian Anna Fenninger. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was third, 0.92 back.
It was Vonn’s first win in super-G this season, and her fourth overall this campaign, displaying an impressive return after two right knee injuries kept her from competing in Sochi last year.
“That’s an unbelievable comeback,” said U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml. “Her confidence is going to be through the roof.”
Vonn set herself up for the record breaking win on Sunday, when she won the downhill to tie the previous record of 62 wins. She told reporters that tying Moser-Proell’s record relieved some of the pressure she was feeling.
“I just feel a lot lighter,” said Vonn. “I have a lot less pressure on me, and I can just ski my best.”
The 30-year-old has won four of the eight races she has entered this season, making her the front-runner in both the downhill and super-G at next month’s world championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.