Sidelined Vonn still wins season title
March 15, 2013
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) won a record 17th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup globe and record sixth-straight downhill title after fog forced officials to cancel the final men’s and women’s downhills on Wednesday.
Vonn won three of seven World Cup downhills this season and missed two due to injury following her super G crash at the World Championships. Wednesday cemented the U.S. Ski Team’s win of the women’s downhill standings by 457 points over the Swiss, thanks to nine U.S. podiums from five different women.
"It is always an honor to win a title, even if I wish I had done it by competing alongside my teammates over the past month," Vonn said. "I hope they will bring home many more titles this season. This only fuels me to work even harder to get back out on the mountain as soon as I can."