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Vonn tunes up for Games with downhill double

AMERICAN ski queen Lindsey Vonn chalked up her 81st World Cup win yesterday to complete the downhill double at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, in the final races before the Winter Olympics.

Vonn clocked 1 minute, 37.92 seconds with Italy’s Sofia Goggia, the current overall downhill leader, just behind in second at 0.11. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was third at 0.12. Vonn also pipped Goggia in Saturday’s downhill. Vonn has won the last three downhill races on the World Cup circuit after also claiming victory in Cortina d’Ampezzo a fortnight ago. It leaves Vonn second in the downhill overall rankings and just 23 points behind Goggia. Vonn’s 81st win edges her closer to Inge Stenmark’s all-time alpine record of 86 World Cup victories. In total, the 33-year-old Vonn has won the downhill at Garmisch five times with her 2018 double following wins in 2012, 2016 and 2017.



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