Vonn records 81st win ahead of Olympics

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Vonn records 81st win ahead of Olympics
Vonn records 81st win ahead of Olympics

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) – Lindsey Vonn claimed her 81st career victory on Sunday when she won the final women’s World Cup downhill before the Pyeongchang Olympics.

It was the American’s third straight triumph in the discipline after winning on the same hill the day before and in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, two weeks ago.

Vonn clocked 1 minute, 37.92 seconds on the Kandahar course to beat Sofia Goggia by 0.11 seconds.

Goggia won two consecutive downhills in January before Vonn’s streak started. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was 1/100th of a second further behind in third.

Vonn’s American teammate Stacey Cook crashed and was taken off the hill on a sled. There was no immediate news on her condition.

United States’ Lindsey Vonn celebrates at the finish area during an alpine ski, women’s world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
United States’ Lindsey Vonn competes during an alpine ski, women’s world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
Italy’s Sofia Goggia celebrates at the finish area during an alpine ski, women’s world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
Italy’s Sofia Goggia competes during an alpine ski, women’s world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
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