Vonn Wins Downhill World Cup

Seventh downhill title is a record

Mar 18, 2015
Outside Magazine

Lindsey Vonn finished 0.24 of a second ahead of Elisabeth Goergl in the final downhill race of the World Cup.    Erich Spiess/ASP/Red Bull

Lindsey Vonn captured a record seventh overall World Cup downhill title with a victory in the season’s last race on Wednesday in Meribel, France, according to the AP.

This is Vonn’s 18th World Cup season title. Both the season titles and her seven world titles are records for women.

Going into the race, Vonn led Austrian Anna Fenninger by a slim 35-point margin, but Fenninger failed to challenge Vonn, coming in 10th, nearly a second behind.

Vonn has returned to dominance after a series of knee injuries marred her 2013 and 2014 seasons and kept her out of the Sochi Winter Olympics. This season saw her break the record for career World Cup victories by a woman.

In addition to the downhill title, Vonn is also gunning for the overall super-G championship. She leads Fenninger by just eight points in that contest, which will be decided on Thursday.

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