Lindsey Vonn has big plans after record win

Lindsey Vonn celebrates after her record victory in a World Cup super-G race in Italy on Monday.
(Armando / Associated Press)

Now that Lindsey Vonn has set the record for World Cup wins in skiing, the American racer is hoping for something more.

As in more fans.

“America is very record-centric,” she said after her victory in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Monday. “Hopefully this will bring more attention to the sport.”

Vonn has already generated a career’s worth of buzz by way of her Olympic medals, world championships and a long-running relationship with golfer Tiger Woods, who made a surprise visit to Italy.


A 63rd victory in World Cup competition could create additional momentum in advance of the world championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colo., next month.

Vonn senses an opportunity.

“I hope I can do something special,” she said.