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Vonn makes Alpine skiing WC history

American seals her 63rd win that makes her the most successful female in Alpine skiing World Cup history.

    Vonn is also the 2010 Olympic champion [REUTERS]
    Vonn is also the 2010 Olympic champion [REUTERS]

    Lindsey Vonn became the most successful female in Alpine skiing World Cup history when she won a Super-G on Monday, her 63rd victory in the competition.

    American Vonn was tied with Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell (1970-80) on 62 wins after her triumph in Sunday's downhill at the same Italian course.

    The 2010 Olympic champion, winner of three downhills since her return in December from a 12-month injury absence, skied flawlessly on Monday to clock a time of one minute 27.03 seconds.

    "It's really a perfect comeback, it's like a dream," Vonn told reporters after finishing 0.85 seconds ahead of World Cup champion Anna Fenninger of Austria.

    Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather was third, 0.92 seconds behind.

    The men's record of 86 wins is held by Swede Ingemar Stenmark.

    SOURCE: AP


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