~Perfect 63 for Lindsey Vonn~
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19, 2015) – Sheer perfection! Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) put down a near flawless super G run Monday to win her 63rd Audi FIS Ski World Cup and etch her name into the record books as the winningest women’s World Cup racer ever. Skiing at the end of the top seed in the 22nd start position, Vonn took command from the start and posted a .85 second margin over Austria’s Anna Fenninger.
The win—her second straight in two days—boosted her beyond the mark of 62 set by Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell between 1970-80. “It’s amazing—words can’t describe my feeling,” said Vonn. “63 feels incredible. I’m really proud of what I’ve done and I’m excited about the future.” Vonn skied relaxed and tactically strong, the weight of tying the record off her shoulders after Sunday’s downhill win. “I definitely felt like the pressure was off today. I just wanted to go out and have a good run,” she said. “I was relaxed and cool and I think it showed in my skiing. I honestly didn’t know if I would be fast enough. I made some mistakes. I was shocked I was in the lead but very, very happy.”
Four Americans cracked the top-30 points on the day, including Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) in 12th. Vonn took the win ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria and Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein.
- Lindsey Vonn’s 63rd Audi FIS Ski World Cup win put her on top of the women’s all time win list.
- The win boosted Vonn into fourth in the overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup standings, behind Mikaela Shiffrin who is in third. Vonn moved into third in super G and continues to lead the downhill standings.
- Julia Mancuso was 12th, Laurenne Ross 17th, Stacey Cook 19th, Alice McKennis 31st, Jackie Wiles 36th and Katie Ryan 38th.
- The Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour now heads to St. Moritz, Switzerland for a downhill and super G this weekend, the final event before the naming of the World Championships team on January 28.
- 62 World Cup wins in 174 starts
- First podium Jan. 25, 1969 in St. Gervais, France finishing second in downhill, in what was also her first World Cup start, at age 15
- First World Cup win Jan. 17, 1970 in Maribor slalom at age 16
- Final World Cup win Jan. 16, 1980 in Arosa combined
- 113 World Cup Podiums
- 63 World Cup wins in 333 starts
- First World Cup start Nov. 18, 2000 in Park City slalom at age 16
- First World Cup podium Jan. 18, 2004, finishing third in Cortina downhill at age 19
- First World Cup win Dec. 3, 2004 in Lake Louise downhill at age 20
- 108 World Cup podiums