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Lindsey Vonn in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy Erich Spiess/Red Bull Photofiles

Lindsey Vonn wrapped up a three-day FIS World Cup ski event in Cortina d”Ampezzo, Italy on Sunday with a win in super G, besting Maria Riesch by five hundredths of a second.

She also won Friday’s super G event and finished third in Saturday’s downhill. Sunday’s win marked her sixth win of the season, her fourth in super G.

“I’ve always like the Tofane track,” Vonn commented after the race. “It was actually where I got my first podium.” Vonn first stepped on the World Cup podium in Cortina back in 2004.

Close Calls, Big Saves

Lindsey has had some near-misses this season, both in training and competition, and nearly crashed in the first downhill training in Cortina. “I was like, ‘Okay, that’s enough,’” she said later. “I really just need to take it easy and ski 90 percent and ski cleanly and not risk too much. This weekend my whole goal is to have clean runs and no mistakes.” 

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She skied cleanly for Friday’s super G, but again had a close call in Saturday’s downhill, pulling off a save that kept her on the podium behind Reisch and American teammate Julia Mancuso.

Sunday’s super G went without incident, earning Lindsey her 38th World Cup victory and bringing her 20 points closer to Reisch in the overall standings.

“The weekend went really well,” Vonn commented. “I’m really happy with all the results.”

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