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Skiing - 16. January 2012.

Vonn Now Third for All-Time Wins

Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) dominated the Cortina super G to notch the 47th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win of her career and launch ahead of Austrian great Renate Goetschl to stand alone at third on the women's all-time win list. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was fifth and Leanne Smith (North Conway, NH) 10th as the U.S. Ski Team captured the Cortina Trophy, recognizing the most successful nation over the two-day race series.


    Lindsey Vonn won the Cortina super G for the 47th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory of her career
    She now stands alone at third on the women's all-time win list ahead of Austrian Renate Goetschl (46)
    In front of Vonn are Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell (62) and Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider (55)
    Vonn now leads the overall standings by 291 over Slovenia's Tina Maze, who was third
    Vonn leads the super G standings by 87 over Fabienne Suter of Switzerland
    It was Vonn's fourth consecutive super G victory in Cortina and sixth win at the Italian resort
    The U.S. Ski Team captured the Cortina Trophy recognizing the most successful nation over the two-day race series
    Julia Mancuso was fifth, Leanne Smith 10th, Laurenne Ross 13th and Stacey Cook 26th
    The women's World Cup now moves to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia for a giant slalom and a slalom Jan. 21-22
    U.S. women now head to their Official European Training Base of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria to prepare


Lindsey Vonn

It was tough to get the confidence back after my races in Bad Kleinkirchheim last weekend, but now with a first and a second here in Cortina, everything is going the right way and I couldn't be happier.

Cortina is a very special place for me. 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.

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.

The records in skiing are really important to me. It's the history of our sport and it's something you can look back on and be proud of what you've done with your career. I never thought that I'd be able to reach as many victories as I have now. Renate [Goetschl] has always been such a role model. I can't believe I'm at a point where I can stand alongside her in history.

Alex Hoedlmoser - women's Head Coach
We've put in a lot of hard work. Not just the athletes, but the coaching staff as well. We were a little bit dissapointed  in the super G in Bad Kleinkirchheim becuase we didn't really perform up to our expectations. It wasn't a really bad result, but we get pretty used to winning and being on the podium.

We definitely wanted to make a statement today and the whole team actually stepped it up. It was really cool to see.

Universal Sports will air the women's super G at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET
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