Lindsey Vonn claims record 63rd win |

Lindsey Vonn claims record 63rd win

USSA News Bureau,

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Sheer perfection! Lindsey Vonn (Vail, Colorado) put down a nearly flawless super G run Monday to win her 63rd Audi FIS Ski World Cup and etch her name into the record books as the winningest women’s World Cup racer ever. Skiing at the end of the top seed in the 22nd start position, Vonn took command from the start and posted a .85-second margin over Austria’s Anna Fenninger.

The win — her second in two days — boosted her beyond the mark of 62 set by Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell between 1970-80.

"It’s amazing — words can’t describe my feeling," said Vonn. "Sixty-three feels incredible. I’m really proud of what I’ve done and I’m excited about the future."

Vonn skied relaxed and tactically strong, the weight of tying the record off her shoulders after Sunday’s downhill win.

"I definitely felt like the pressure was off today. I just wanted to go out and have a good run," she said. "I was relaxed and cool and I think it showed in my skiing. I honestly didn’t know if I would be fast enough. I made some mistakes. I was shocked I was in the lead but very, very happy."

Four Americans cracked the top-30 in points on the day, including Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, California) in 12th. Vonn took the win ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria and Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein.

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Lindsey Vonn stats

63 World Cup wins in 333 starts

108 World Cup podiums

First World Cup start: Nov. 18, 2000, in Park City slalom at age 16

First World Cup podium: Jan. 18, 2004, finishing third in Cortina downhill at age 19

First World Cup win: Dec. 3, 2004, in Lake Louise downhill at age 20