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Lindsey Vonn snags World Cup downhill trophy

Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn holds the crystal globe she won for taking the season-long Audi FIS World Cup downhill title in 2010 after the final downhill race of the season in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team)

Colorado racer earns coveted title with secon-place finish in Italy

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Vail’s Lindsey Vonn continued to strengthen her position as one of the best speed event ski racers in recent years by winning this season’s World Cup downhill title just one day after nabbing the super-combined trophy.

Vonn finished second to Sweden’s Anja Parson Saturday in the next-to-last downhill of the season at Tarvisio, Italy, taking an insurmountable 143-point lead over Germany’s Maria Riesch. Continue reading

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Lindsey Vonn claims Super-combined World Cup trophy

Second-place finish at Italy race give Vail skier enough points for title

Lindsey Vonn raced to a podium finish in a super-combined event at Tarvisio, Italy to claim the title in that World Cup disciplne. PHOTO COURTESY U.S. SKI TEAM.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Vail’s Lindsey Vonn nabbed second place in a super-combined event at Tarvisio, Italy Friday to claim the overall title in the discipline for the second year in a row, and her 10th World Cup title overall.

Vonn finished behind Slovenia’s Tina maze, wining her first combined event ever, and just ahead of Germany’s Maria Riesch, who led in the super-combined standings until Friday’s race.

“It feels awesome, it was a great day,” Vonn said in an interview with Ski Racing Magazine. “I knew it was really close with Maria only five points a head of me, I knew I had to ski a great slalom run if I wanted to get the title.” Continue reading

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