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Vonn wins women's overall title

Vonn wins women's overall title

Lindsey Vonn captured the women's overall title for the second straight year by winning the last downhill of the season Wednesday at the World Cup finals.
The American completed the 2,638-meter Olympia course in 1 minute, 42.49 seconds after posting the fastest splits all the way down.
"It's amazing," Vonn said. "It's been a long season and it's been really difficult and challenging, but I'm really happy that it's over."
She needed at least an eighth-place finish to become the first woman in U.S. history to capture two World Cup overall titles.
"Winning the overall a second time it's huge," Vonn said. "No American female has never done that so it means a lot."
Maria Riesch of Germany was second in 1:42.89 and also finished second overall.
Austrian veteran Renate Goetschl, a five-time winner at Are, placed third in 1:44.39.
With three races left at the finals, Vonn leads the overall standings with 1,688 points. Riesch is second with 1,299 and Anja Paerson of Sweden third with 990.
A double gold medalist a last month's World Championships, Vonn also has a chance to win the super-G title, trailing Fabienne Suter of Switzerland by only 15 points. The last super-G is Thursday.
Vonn had already clinched the downhill title for the second straight year, matching hero and friend Picabo Street's consecutive titles in 1995 and '96.
Vonn topped the final downhill standings with 502 points. She won two downhills this season and finished in the points in the remaining five races.
Andrea Fischbacher of Austria and Riesch were second and third with 326 and 292 points respectively.


Updated : 2021-04-18 23:09 GMT+08:00