Skiing: Lindsey Vonn equals World Cup wins record in Italy

Lindsey Vonn equalled the women’s record for most World Cup wins with the 62nd victory of her career at Sunday’s race in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

The American’s winning time of one minute 39.61 seconds was 0.32 seconds ahead of Elisabeth Goergl of Austria.

It was Vonn’s third win of the season after returning to action following two serious knee injuries.

Vonn, 30, can break Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record in a super-G race scheduled for Monday.

Retired Swedish downhill skier Ingemar Stenmark holds the men’s record with 86 wins.

Vonn is in sixth place in the World Cup series standings,  with Slovenia’s Tina Maze in first place.

“I felt it was just getting ahead of the actual skiing,” Vonn said about the record. “I’m happy that the story is hopefully behind me now so I can just move forward and continue to do my best and hopefully get a lot more wins.”

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