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Vonn has final World Cup business before Olympics

Lindsey Vonn says she's focused on taking care of World Cup business this weekend in her final stop before the Vancouver Olympics.
"I can't look too far ahead to the Olympics just yet," the two-time defending World Cup champion said Thursday.
Vonn has a three-race program at St. Moritz and leads the standings in all three events _ super-combined, downhill and super-G _ as well as the overall classification.
"You definitely have to stay in the moment," she said. "I have to get this weekend over with and hopefully do it well and move on to Vancouver."
Vonn doesn't want to give ground to rival Maria Riesch with 10 World Cup races left. The 33-race, five-month campaign ends March 14 in the German's home town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The American leads Riesch by 56 points, with the winner of each race getting a 100 points.
"I have to be able to execute in all three races (this weekend) because it's really important for the overall," Vonn said. "Maria's super close to me all the time so I have to be able to stay ahead of her."
Friday's super-combi comprises a morning super-G run and an afternoon slalom on snow Vonn described as "aggressive and perfect."
Vonn then takes a perfect five-for-five record this season into the downhill scheduled Saturday.
She said the record book is not important, despite her chance to match Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell who won all eight downhills in the 1972-73 season.
"I'm not focused on trying to win all the races in a row," Vonn said. "All I can hope for is good weather, that I ski my best and hopefully I can be on the podium."
Weather changes fast at St. Moritz, and strong winds made the slope too dangerous to race last season.
Thursday's training run was also abandoned after two racers completed the course because of the strong winds.
"That was a smart decision," Vonn said. "It's been an interesting season with a lot of injuries and I think everyone just wants to have a safe race."


Updated : 2021-01-28 22:55 GMT+08:00