Make It Four: Lindsey Vonn Tallies World Cup Downhill Win in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria

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You can make that four.

Oakley Ski Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn smashed the downhill Kaelberlock course in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria this past Saturday in 1 minute, 46.39 seconds – claiming her fourth victory of the season and pushing to within four victories Anja Paerson’s 41 World Cup title record.

O’s speedster veered off course in a sharp right turn but recovered to nab her 20th career downhill title and 37th overall triumph.

“It’s always great to win a race in Austria, it feels like a second home to me here,” said Lindsey, rockin’ her Oakley goggles.

Interestingly enough, Paerson, who Vonn is chasing for the title record, finished behind her in the contest – followed by Austria’s Anna Fenninger who was .98 seconds back.

The current season leader, Maria Riesch of Germany, grabbed the fourth spot – retaining her World Cup lead with 883 points. Lindsey is sitting at the second spot with 747.

Although far from perfect thus far, Vonn is learning from her hiccups and continuing to charge toward the top.

“I’ve made a lot of mistakes this season, but I know I have to stay cool and avoid unnecessary risks.”

Congrats Lindsey!

Author

Andrew De Lara

Date

January 11, 2011

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