Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) (AFP) – American speed queen Lindsey Vonn bettered the record for the number of women’s World Cup downhill victories when she won her 37th downhill race in Cortina on Saturday.
Vonn’s victory meant she surpassed Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell, who also previously held the record of women’s overall wins (62).
The victory was Vonn’s 74th on the World Cup circuit, edging her ever closer to Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 86 World Cup victories.
The 31-year-old American, Olympic downhill gold medallist in 2010 and world champion in 2009, clocked 1min 37.01sec down the 2.6km-long Olympia delle Tofane course in clear, cold conditions.
It left Vonn with a perfect four from four in downhills held this season, having already won twice in lake Louise and also in the Austrian resort of Altenmarkt.
Canada’s Larisa Yurkiw got closest to Vonn finishing 0.28sec off the pace, with Swiss Lara Gut completing the podium, at 0.67sec. […]