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Vonn secures record-equalling 62nd win

Monday, January 19 2015 by SNTV
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    US skier Lindsey Vonn matched the all-time female record of 62 World Cup wins with a downhill triumph at Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy on Sunday (18 January).


    Lindsey Vonn matched Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins on Sunday to cap a marvellous comeback from two serious knee surgeries.

    The American clocked a time of 1 minute, 39.61 seconds down the Olympia delle Tofane course to finish 0.32 ahead of Elisabeth Goergl of Austria.

    Daniela Merighetti of Italy was third, 0.54 back.

    Vonn will now have the chance to break Moser-Proell's record in a super-G scheduled for Monday.

    It was Vonn's third win this season - all in downhill - and the eighth of her career in Cortina.

    Vonn was on track to smash the record two years ago before she crashed at the 2013 world championships in Schladming, Austria, and tore up her right knee.

    She attempted to return for last year's Sochi Olympics but re-injured her knee in Val d'Isere, France, in December, 2013, forcing her to sit out the games.

    Vonn has won 32 downhills, 20 super-Gs, three giant slaloms, two slaloms and five combined races.

    If the American fails to break the record on Monday, she will have another opportunity next weekend in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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