Vonn becomes the most successful Female Downhiller of all time
“The more people talk about the records the harder it is to break them, so I try to stay focused on skiing, and I thought I skied really well on the top and went a little too straight at the bottom, but still was able to pull it off,” Vonn explained. “You know it’s always tricky with these conditions. The wind was going back and forth, and some people got head wind and some people got tail wind and I’m just really happy that I was able to come away with another win and another record.”
The weather played havoc with the race: Despite there being bright sunshine, strong winds caused there to be a number of interruptions to the proceedings.
After a solid and clean run, Lara Gut admitted she felt like she benefited from a tail wind in some portions of the course. The clenched fist for a job well done came out in the finish from Gut. ”I am happy about the way I ski, but this race is like that. It’s an outdoor sport, sometimes you get lucky and you don’t get wind and other times, just trying to find a way into the finish, so it was a good day for me.”
This 37th win in Downhill, her 74th in all disciplines brings her closer to challenging for the Overall greatest number of World Cup wins, held by Ingemar Stenmark.
Vonn was fast straight out of the start gate. She knew she had to be fast through the middle section as this was where she could carry her speed to the finish. Vonn’s lead extended with each split and by the finish line, with the green light showing, she was able to show what it meant to her. Fastest in all but the last section, Vonn had done the hard work.
Edit Miklos and Kajsa Kling made it four HEAD World Cup Rebels in the top ten with sixth and seventh respectively.
Vonn now has a 122 point lead in the Downhill standings yet trails Lara Gut by just ten points in the race for the Overall.
1. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
2. Larissa Yurkiw
3. Lara Gut (SUI) HEAD
6. Edit Miklos (HUN) HEAD
7. Kajsa Kling (SWE) HEAD
11. Corinne Suter (SUI) HEAD
13. Liz Goergl (AUT) HEAD
14. Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT) HEAD
21. Elena Curtoni (ITA) HEAD
25. Denise Feierabend (SUI) HEAD
29. Mirena Kueng (SUI) HEAD