Since earning her first-ever World Cup podium in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, in 2004, Lindsey Vonn has considered it a special place. On Sunday, she brought her win tally at the venue to six with victory in the super G, her fourth consecutive win in the discipline.
It was also her sixth win of the World Cup season, bringing her career total to 47 and pushing her into third on the all-time win list behind Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider at 55 and Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell at 62.
Vonn had been tied at 46 with Austria’s Renate Goetschl; she is now tied with Goetschl at 17 overall super G victories.
“The records in skiing are really important to me,” Vonn commented. “It's the history of our sport and it's something you can look back on and be proud of. I never thought that I'd be able to reach as many victories as I have now. Renate [Goetschl] has always been such a role model. I can't believe I'm at a point where I can stand alongside her in history.”
Vonn also earned a second in Saturday’s downhill race and now holds a total of 884 points in the overall title chase, 291 points ahead of Tina Maze in second place. The women’s World Cup now moves to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia for slalom and giant slalom races on January 21-22.