47: Oakley Star Skier Lindsey Vonn Triumphs at Cortina, Stands at Third on Women’s All-Time Win List

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Lindsey Vonn loves Cortina.

Oakley Star Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn dominated her fourth consecutive Cortina Super G race to tally her 47th Alpine World Cup triumph – powering her ahead of Renate Goetschl to stand along at third on the women’s all-time win list.

The win also extends her already commanding lead in the World Cup Standings by 291 over Tina Maze.

Even better, her result helped the U.S. Ski Team captured the Cortina Trophy – recognizing the nation with the most successful run over the two-day race series.

“Cortina is a very special place for me,” Lindsey said, rocking her Oakley A-Frame Snow Goggles. “It’s where I got my first World Cup podium and I’ve always had success here, so I was really trying hard today and risking a lot. My run was a good combination of risk and aggression, but I still stayed in control. The high speed made it more challenging than normal. I was on the limit the entire race.”

But even with her individual success, the U.S. team itself was top of mind.

“I’m really proud and happy to be a part of this team. We had an incredible weekend. Stacey [Cook], Julia [Mancuso], Leanne [Smith] and Laurenne [Ross] are skiing so well right now. For the entire U.S. Ski Team, Cortina was very successful.”

Congratulations to Lindsey on the epic weekend!

Author

Andrew De Lara

Date

January 19, 2012

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