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".