Lindsey Vonn is no stranger to breaking and setting records in downhill skiing, consistently owning the mountain in practically every event from Colorado to Salzburg.
Her latest milestone includes the extension of her American record to 40 wins in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup championships this past Saturday in Are, Sweden. With her downhill victory, she gained 40 points on Maria Riesch in the downhill title chase, which Lindsey leads with a total of 103 points.
“I’m skiing like I know I can; I’m focused and back on top of the podium.” -Lindsey Vonn
“After Garmisch, I needed a break both mentally and physically and that time off did exactly what I needed it to do,” Lindsey said after the race. “I’m skiing like I know I can; I’m focused and back on top of the podium.”
When asked about her impressive 40 wins in the World Cup, she replied: “I don’t like to think about records all that much because my goal is always to win races. If you win races, then hopefully records follow.”
Official Results from Sweden
1. Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, 1:40.93
2. Tina Maze, Slovenia, 1:41.06
3. Maria Riesch, Germany, 1:41.14
4. Dominique Gisin, Switzerland, 1:41.62
5. Stacey Cooke, USA, 1:41.99
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- Lindsey Vonn's official web site