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Ski racer Vonn matches World Cup downhill record of 36 wins

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398   //    11 Jan 2016, 10:59 IST
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Lindsey Vonn matched the 36-year record in Austria

Altenmarkt im Pongau (Austria), Jan 10 (IANS) American ski racer Lindsey Vonn matched the World Cup downhill record of 36 victories Saturday as she triumphed in the event.

Vonn became the second woman in history to claim 36 wins in the World Cup following Austrian legend Annemarie Moser-Proell, who set the record in January 1980, reports Xinhua.

Last year in Italy, Vonn broke Moser-Proell's record of 62 victories and now has 72 World Cup wins across all Alpine disciplines. She already held the record for most super-G victories with 25. That discipline was introduced in the 1980s after Moser-Proell had retired.

Vonn, four-time overall champion, will have one more record to chase as the Austrian holds six overall titles.

In Saturday's race, Vonn held a comfortable lead after the first run and finished in an aggregate time of 2 minutes, 11.17 seconds, one second ahead of Larisa Yurkiw of Canada.

Cornelia Huetter of Austria was 1.66 seconds behind, in third.

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