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Lindsey Vonn has silenced any lingering doubts over her fitness by winning her third race in three days at the FIS women’s World Cup event at Haus Im Ennstal, Austria.

With her incredible performance this weekend, Vonn has stretched her lead over Germany's Maria Riesch at the top of the World Cup overall standings to 192 points.

After extending her perfect start to the downhill season with back-to-back victories at the Austrian resort on Friday and Saturday, Lindsey showed no ill-effects from her bruised arm as she cruised to her first Super-G win of the season in a time of 1 minute 26.69 seconds.

'Three wins in a row, that gives me plenty of confidence.' -Lindsey Vonn

She came down 0.53 seconds clear of Anja Paerson of Sweden and 0.85 seconds ahead of Italy's Nadia Fanchini and Switzerland's Martina Schild, who shared third place, while a mistake on the lower section of the course cost Riesch valuable time and resulted in her finishing a disappointing 24th.

Vonn, who now has 28 World Cup wins to her name, said: "Everything is working well for me - the skis, my preparations, and tactically. I just let my skis do the work. Before I set off I closely watched where the others were making mistakes.

"Three wins in a row, that gives me plenty of confidence," she continued. "I knew I was capable of doing it and now I can ski relaxed at Vancouver."

Vonn now heads into Tuesday’s World Cup event at the floodlit slalom in Flachau, Austria.

FIS World Cup overall standings
1. Lindsey Vonn 894 points
2. Maria Riesch 702
3. Kathrin Zettel 569
4. Anja Paerson 551
5. Tina Maze 411


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