Vonn completes Lake Louise sweep
LAKE LOUISE, Canada (AFP) –
Another race at Lake Louise, another win for Lindsey Vonn, who triumphed in a women’s alpine World Cup super-G Sunday to complete another three-race sweep in the Canadian Rockies.
Vonn, winner of downhills on Friday and Saturday, was timed in 1min 22.82sec, beating felow American Julia Mancuso by 43-hundredths of a second.
Austria’s Anna Fenninger was third, 45-hundredths off the lead.
Vonn notched her 14th career win at Lake Louise, where she swept three races last year as well.
With her 56th World Cup triumph, she moved out of a tie for second on the all-time list with Swiss great Vreni Schneider, who reigned in the technical disciplines in the 1980s and ’90s.
Now Vonn is chasing the record 62 World Cup victories of Annemarie Moser-Proell.
Vonn’s stellar weekend comes just a couple of weeks after a painful intestinal ailment landed her in hospital for two days.
Last weekend at Aspen she opted out of a slalom, and looked tired in finishing 21st in a giant slalom.
She was delighted that a return to Lake Louise produced a return to the winner’s circle, especially on Sunday in the super-G, which she said was always the tougher race for her compared to a downhill.
She was also delighted to have led a US one-two in all three races. Stacey Cook, in her first podium finishes, was second in both downhills.