Vonn takes back-to-back downhill wins ahead of Olympic Winter Games
The final World Cup prior to the Olympic Winter Games finished Sunday afternoon with Lindsey Vonn taking her second victory in as many days and Sofia Goggia doing the same with second place. In the second downhill at Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER), Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein joined the dynamic downhill duo on the podium in third.
The full-length downhill run played to Vonn's strengths as she notched her 81st career victory on the circuit. “I have so much confidence right now in my skiing, mentally, and my equipment,” Vonn said. “Everything is coming together better than I could have hoped or planned for. And now I go into Korea with a couple of wins under my belt, and I’m just really looking forward to skiing the same way or even better than I skied this weekend – full charge! No holding back. I’m going to lay it all out on the table and see what happens.”
Vonn sits six World Cup victories shy of surpassing Ingemar Stenmark for the most wins of all-time. She is already the winningest female in World Cup history. Goggia continues to lead the downhill standings with 429 points to Vonn's 406. Only one downhill race remains on the ladies' World Cup calendar, and that will be contested at the finals in Are, Sweden, in March.
The Olympic Winter Games kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea, with men's downhill on 11 February at Jeongseon Resort and women's giant slalom on 12 February at Yongpyong Resort.
Full results from today's race are available here.