March 18, 2012 in Sports

Vonn makes her point, sets record

 

Lindsey Vonn set a women’s record for the most World Cup points in a season after finishing eighth in Saturday’s slalom. The race was won by Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria. Vonn (pictured right) reached 1,980 points to beat the mark of 1,970 set by Janica Kostelic of Croatia in 2006. “I am very happy with that,” said Vonn, the overall champion who needs 21 points in today’s giant slalom to also overtake Austrian great Hermann Maier’s 12-year-old record of 2,000 points. “I hope I can do it tomorrow,” said Vonn, who needs to finish 12th or better. “I will fully attack.” Vonn is also an outside contender for the GS title. She has to win the race while leader Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany fails to score points. – Associated Press


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