Lindsey Vonn has achieved a landmark 50 wins in World Cup competition, taking the victory at the downhill race in Garmisch, Germany over the weekend to tie men’s skier Alberto Tomba on the all-time win list.
Vonn survived a near crash in her run, and, despite being behind on the first three race intervals, gained enough speed throughout the run to finish .41 seconds ahead of Switzerland’s Nadja Kamer. It was Vonn’s 25th win in the downhill discipline.
“I never thought I would get here. I never thought I would be at this level,” Lindsey said after the race. “I mean, Alberto Tomba has 50 wins and he is one of the best skiers of all time. I don't see myself in that way, but to know that I have accomplished so much to this point is amazing.”
Vonn now leads the overall World Cup standings by 482 points as she heads into Soldeu, Andorra for giant slalom and slalom races.
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