Lindsey Vonn Crashes Out of World Cup Super-G
Skier is one victory shy of tying victories record
Lindsey Vonn crashed out of a record bid during the super-G at Val-d’Isère, France, on Saturday, reports the New York Times. Vonn’s win in the downhill race the day before put her one victory away from tying the record for total World Cup victories, currently held by Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria, who dominated women’s skiing in the 1970s.
The 30-year-old Vonn crucially avoided reinjuring her right knee ligament in the crash. Knee problems kept her out of last winter’s Sochi Olympics, and she recently began racing again on her repaired knee after two surgeries.
Austrian Elisabeth Goergl ended up winning the race, with Olympic champion Anna Fenninger and World Cup points leader Tina Maze rounding out the podium.
Vonn’s next chance to tie the record for World Cup victories will come at Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, which hosts downhill and super-G races on January 10 and 11. She’s currently third in the overall World Cup standings.
For more on Vonn, check out our 2013 feature profile.