Lake Louise: Lindsey Vonn Sweeps World Cup Downhill & Super-G, Extends Commanding Series Lead
Last year’s World Cup battle is no more. This year, Lindsey Vonn’s dominance is unquestioned.
Extending an already commanding lead in the overall standings, Lindsey swept her way through Lake Louise this past weekend, claiming downhill races on Friday and Saturday before taking the Super-G on Sunday with a time of 1:20.21.
The latter victory was her 11th at Lake Louise.
“Whenever there are records on the line, it’s hard to stay focused on skiing, but I tried to calm my nerves and stay cool,” Lindsey said, rocking her Oakley A Frame Snow Goggles. “I love it here. I love the track, and it’s always suited me well.”
Despite some very public personal topics potentially interfering with the weekend, her performance left nothing in question.
“It’s definitely a lot more than I expected considering everything that’s going on,” She continued. “I’m leaving with a lot of confidence. It really couldn’t have gone any better.”
The final win on the weekend serves as the perfect topping for an already amazing week. A massive total of 3.63 seconds separated Lindsey from the competition on Friday and Saturday as she utterly owned the downhill races.
With the amazing weekend in Canada, she’s smashing deep into the season with a aura of victory…something she hopes to take into her next World Cup stop at home at Beaver Creek in the U.S. – to add even more wins to her current 45 career win total.
“I really would love to win at home, so I’m going to look at the video and make sure in Beaver Creek that I clean some turns up and make sure I’m skiing a little more aggressive than I skied (Sunday),” she concluded.
Safe to say, she’ll be hard to beat.