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Marlies Schild wins 30th slalom race, Vonn finishes 8th in Flachau

Marlies Schild wins 30th slalom race, Vonn finishes 8th in Flachau

2011, Flachau, Austria, FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, Schild (AUT) so far, has won all the slalom races (three) this season, winning today by .46 seconds, making 30 race wins- so far.

2011, Flachau, Austria, FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, Vonn (USA) completes her first slalom race of the year, she skipped the first one, and didn’t finish the second, 1.19 seconds off the podium.

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Lindsey Vonn still has trouble in slalom – maintains overall points lead

The World Cup women’s tour moved to France for slalom competition Friday and giant slalom competition Saturday. U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn’s win in the super-G on Dec. 7 at Beaver Creek, Colo., was her fourth consecutive World Cup win. Vonn, a 2010 Olympic gold medalist, is the overall points leader in the World Cup competition with 522 points, nearly double that of second-place skier Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany (286).

2011, Courchevel, France, FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, Vonn (USA), maintains her world cup lead, but skies out in run one. It’s the 4th slalom race she has failed to finish this years.

2011, Beaver Creek, USA, FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing, Women’s Super G, Vonn (USA) wins her first race on home soil, thanks to this re-located race,winning by .37 seconds.

Clean Sweep for Lindsey Vonn in Lake Louise

English: Lindsey Vonn after winning the Downhi...

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LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) completed a historic clean sweep in Lake Louise, topping the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G podium with Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) third. It was Vonn’s 45th career World Cup win and 11th in Lake Louise.

Following a season opening giant slalom victory in Soelden, Austria, a pair of downhill victories and Sunday’s super G win in Lake Louise, Vonn now has four victories in the five races she’s started this season. It was the second podium finish for Mancuso, who was also third in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational giant slalom last weekend.

The women’s alpine tour now moves to Beaver Creek, CO – site of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships – for a Dec. 7 super G. It will be the first women’s World Cup race to be held in Beaver Creek.

Lindsey Vonn:

“I’m so excited to go to Beaver Creek. It’s going to be such an awesome race to finally be able to race at home, five minutes from where I live and to have the support of my friends and family there.  Hopefully I can take this momentum with me to Beaver Creek and finally get a win in my hometown.”

Back in the Overall World Cup lead.

Vonn leads now the Overall World Cup standings with 422 points. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg is well back in second with 286. Last year’s winner, Maria Hoefl-Riech is 5th for the moment with 181 points. Last year, the Bavarian could score a total of 280 points here with her two wins in downhill and her 2nd place in Super-G. Last season, Lindsey lost the Overall World Cup title by just three points, yet she claimed the crystal globes in downhill, Super-G and combined. Vonn needed some time to overcome this disappointment – especially because two of the last four races of the Finals at Lenzerheide, in Switzerland, had to be cancelled due to poor weather.

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