Lindsey Vonn wins historic seventh at Lake Louise World Cup downhill

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 5, 2009 11:45 am

Lindsey Vonn made history, yet again, at Lake Louise today.   It was a seventh win for Vonn at Lake Louise, making the 25-year-old the winningest female racer ever at Lake Louise.  

With two downhill wins in two days, Vonn’s confidence is riding high.  Yesterday it was a dominating performance, as Vonn bested the entire field by a full half-second.  Today, Vonn was behind for most of the course, but made up the difference at the bottom of the course and then some.  

Vonn beat Maria Riesch of Germany by 0.35 second and Canada’s Emily Brydon by 0.70 seconds.

“I’m just hoping to keep that confidence going to Vancouver,” Vonn said at the bottom of the course.  It was Vonn’s 24th World Cup victory and 14th in downhill.

Alice McKennis had a great weekend at Lake Louise.  Two strong showings for the 2009 NorAm Super-G and downhill champion.  In only her third World Cup start, the 20-year-old started 50th and proceeded to blaze the course, finishing an incredible 10th.

Stacey Cook started fourth and for a while stood in the leader’s spot.  Truckee’s Cook finished 11th with teammate Julia Mancuso one spot back of her.  Conway’s (NH) Leanne Smith, victim last year of the dreaded ACL tear, had a strong showing in 23rd.  Chelsea Marshall started late and finished 25th.  

Great day for the American team with four racers in the top 12.


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