Lindsey Vonn extends World Cup record with super-G victory

Lindsey Vonn wins in super-G to take over the points lead in the event heading into the final race

Lindsey Vonn of the United States won a World Cup Super-G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Sunday to regain the lead in the discipline with one race remaining.

Vonn is chasing her fifth Super-G World Cup title and stretched her record with a 23rd race win in the event.

“Yesterday was disappointing so I came out with the right attitude,” Vonn said after the race as she stripped to a sleeveless neon-yellow T-shirt with “making history” written on it.

Vonn was seventh in Saturday's downhill and made sure she bounced back.

“I wanted to ski my best and attack and I did. A nice way to win,” Vonn said.

The American put together a winning time of 1 minute, 16.65 seconds in sunny conditions.

Overall World Cup leader Tina Maze of Slovenia was .20 seconds behind and Anna Fenninger of Austria was .36 back in third.

Vonn's 65th career win, another record, gave her an eight-point lead over Fenninger in the Super-G standings. The last race in the event is at the World Cup finals in Meribel, France, later this month.

“It's going to be a close fight. I'll have to ski my best and I hope I can get two titles,” said Vonn, who is also chasing the downhill crown.

Vonn could equal Katja Seizinger's record of five Super-G titles.

Maze increased her lead over Fenninger overall to 44 points.


Kjetil Jansrud claimed the World Cup super-G title in his home race in Kvitfjell, Norway, as the main challengers faltered in difficult conditions.

The Norwegian completed the Olympiabakken course in 1 minute, 37.44 seconds, edging Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr by 0.24 seconds and Canada's Dustin Cook by 0.33 for his first title.

“It feels like a weight off my shoulders,” Jansrud told The Associated Press.

With one super-G race remaining this season, Jansrud has an unassailable 123-point lead over Italy's Dominik Paris, 0.48 off the pace in fourth.

It was Jansrud's third super-G win from six World Cup victories this season. He had won only three before the season started - all at Kvitfjell.

Austria's super-G world champion Hannes Reichelt, who won the downhill on Saturday, and Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer both crashed out, ending their slim hopes of catching Jansrud.

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