February 5, 2012 in Sports

Lindsey Vonn earns 50th World Cup win


Lindsey Vonn captured her 50th World Cup victory Saturday by winning the downhill on the demanding Kandahar course in Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Germany. With the temperature at minus-13 degrees at the starting hut, Vonn trailed early but recovered at the bottom to win by nearly half a second on a slope that gave her trouble at last year’s world championships. “Fifty World Cup wins is a huge mark for me in my career and more than I even thought possible,” Vonn said. The American is third on the career list, behind Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria (62 victories) and Vreni Schneider of Switzerland (55). – Associated Press

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