Vonn equals World Cup wins record

The 2010 Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn notches up her 62nd Alpine skiing World Cup victory to equal 35-year-old record.

    Vonn is a four-time World Cup overall winner [EPA]
    Vonn is a four-time World Cup overall winner [EPA]

    American Lindsey Vonn equalled Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 women's Alpine skiing World Cup victories when she won a downhill in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

    The four-time World Cup overall winner and 2010 Olympic champion, who returned to action this season after a year out due to knee operations, can now break the record in Monday's Super-G in the same Italian resort.

    Vonn, 30, also celebrated her 32nd downhill win - four fewer than Moser-Proell who set her record between 1970 and 1980. 

    However, only four disciplines were on the World Cup programme during the great Austrian's era, with the Super-G not introduced until the 1983 season.

    "It's been a long way to get to where I am now. If I look back on my career, I can hardly believe I won that much," said the American. "I could never have imagined I would go that far and that high."

    Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark holds the men's all-time record of World Cup wins with 86 between 1975 and 1989.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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