Saturday, February 3, 2018

Lindsey Vonn Takes Career Win Number 80 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

American Lindsey Vonn edged closer to Ingemar Stenmark's all-time win record of 86 victories on Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) when she won her 80th career World Cup race in a shortened downhill. Vonn had tough competition in Sofia Goggia of Italy who skied within 0.02 seconds of her time and Cornelia Huetter of Austria who finished third just 0.13 seconds from the lead.
After a solid runner-up finish in the training run, Vonn was poised for the win later in the day.
"It was a little bit more difficult with the shorter start", explained Vonn after the race. "I had to make sure I was pushing the line on the top, but on the bottom I executed the line that I inspected. I carried the speed really well down to the bottom and I skied better I think in the race than I did in the training run. All-in-all, it was a solid run. I know I can ski better for the race tomorrow and I’m probably going to have to because Sofia is gonna be chasing after me but it was a really good day and I’m really happy".

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