With the FIS Alpine World Cup landing in Sochi, Russia, over the weekend, Lindsey Vonn finished in third place on the 2014 Olympic downhill course to clinch her fifth consecutive downhill title on Saturday. The feat puts her in the record books with legendary skier Annemarie Moser-Pröll, who earned five straight downhill titles from 1971-’75, going on to collect a total of seven career downhill crowns.
“It's always nice to wrap up a title before the end of the season,” Vonn commented. “It means a lot to me to be able to have the numbers that those legends of skiing have, but (Annemarie) Moser-Pröll is the pinnacle of our sport and I have a ways to go before that. Annemarie is above me - way above me!”
“I'm just going to try to keep winning,” she continued. “Downhill is the most important title to me other than the overall.”
Sunday’s scheduled super combined race was cancelled due to unsafe conditions, and Vonn’s victory and second place finish in the previous two races was enough to give her the super combined title as well, her 14th career World Cup title.
“You never want to have a title clinched with a canceled race,” Vonn pointed out. “I had it happen to me at the World Cup Finals last year with the overall globe and (now) I’ve won a super combined title with a canceled race. It’s tough when you only have three races.”
Vonn now holds a 478-point lead over Tina Maze for the World Cup overall title.