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Lindsey Vonn takes third as Ilka Stuhec wins world downhill title

Lindsey Vonn takes third as Ilka Stuhec wins world downhill title

There is a new downhill queen of the ski slopes. For now. 

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain her title in another season disrupted by injuries as she targets the 2018 Olympics. 

Stuhec confirmed her status as pre-race favorite, finishing 0.40 seconds clear of surprise silver medalist Stephanie Venier of Austria, who had a career-best downhill finish of seventh before Sunday. 

Vonn was 0.45 behind Stuhec, who led at all but one time check and clocked the fastest speed of 125.6 kph (78 mph). 

“I was not as confident as her and she outperformed me,” Vonn said of the winner....

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