Lindsey Vonn will not be beat

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 9, 2010 11:25 am

                      

Lindsey Vonn is a woman on a mission. No one will stop her. No injury will stop her. No low start will stop her.

Lindsey won the downhill World Cup race for the second straight day today (Saturday) in Haus im Ennstal, Austria. Let’s play a counting game. She’s won every downhill race this season, five straight downhill races including the finals from last season, and she now has 27 World Cup victories.

I mean, I could do that, but, whatever.

Seriously, Lindsey is proving that she is once again, unstoppable. “Once they said it’s the lowest start possible, I knew it was going to be a tough race. When the downhill is so short like that you really have no room to make mistakes, especially in this weather,” she said. “When it’s snowing if you get of the track at all, it’s going to be really slow. I knew that going into it. I attacked and thankfully things went well.”

Still wearing a wrist brace, Lindsey was clearly still in pain going into the race. “It was a little bit stiff this morning,” she said. “I had a little bit of a mishap in the start. I kinda got my pole stuck in my legs. I just don’t have the precision, it just isn’t quite working that well. I think it cost me maybe a tenth or two … thankfully it wasn’t a huge mistake. It’s just tough when you have flat starts and you have to have a lot of strength and power out of the starts. I don’t really have that right now but thankfully my skiing made up for it.”

Stacey Cook had a great outing as well, coming in ninth. That marks her best World Cup result since 2007. “When they shorten it this much it becomes like a sprint versus like a mid-distance race in track.” Cook said. “I think I’m more of an endurance athlete … not a sprinter. But I’m happy. I didn’t have any big mistakes. It definitely adds a challenge to shorten the course. You don’t have time to think things through. It comes at you faster.”

Julia Mancuso came in at a strong 11th and Chelsea Marshall, who started in 40th, ended in 19th.

A solid day of ski racing indeed. Here are the official results:

 

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Total Time FIS Points
 1  21  537544 VONN Lindsey  1984  USA   1:09.12  0.00
 2  1  515806 KAMER Nadja  1986  SUI   1:09.26  2.67
 3  29  195671 JACQUEMOD Ingrid  1978  FRA   1:09.28  3.06
 4  9  195983 ROLLAND Marion  1982  FRA   1:09.47  6.68
 5  17  505483 PAERSON Anja  1981  SWE   1:09.52  7.64
 6  4  515170 STYGER Nadia  1978  SUI   1:09.54  8.02
 7  22  206001 RIESCH Maria  1984  GER   1:09.58  8.78
 8  12  296008 MERIGHETTI Daniela  1981  ITA   1:09.66  10.31
 9  2  537582 COOK Stacey  1984  USA   1:09.68  10.69
 10  10  106022 JANYK Britt  1980  CAN   1:09.81  13.18
 11  24  537545 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA   1:09.82  13.37
 12  13  515766 SUTER Fabienne  1985  SUI   1:09.83  13.56
 13  27  296472 FANCHINI Elena  1985  ITA   1:09.86  14.13
 14  26  515573 AUFDENBLATTEN Fraenzi  1981  SUI   1:09.88  14.51
 15  5  515849 DETTLING Andrea  1987  SUI   1:09.91  15.09
 16  32  505632 LINDELL-VIKARBY Jessica  1984  SWE   1:09.92  15.28
 17  47  355050 WEIRATHER Tina  1989  LIE   1:09.97  16.23
 18  28  295533 RECCHIA Lucia  1980  ITA   1:09.99  16.61
 19  40  538038 MARSHALL Chelsea  1986  USA   1:10.01  17.00
 20  39  296431 STUFFER Verena  1984  ITA   1:10.03  17.38
 21  30  55947 FENNINGER Anna  1989  AUT   1:10.04  17.57
 21  20  105997 BRYDON Emily  1980  CAN   1:10.04  17.57
 23  19  55750 FISCHBACHER Andrea  1985  AUT   1:10.16  19.86
 24  18  296729 FANCHINI Nadia  1986  ITA   1:10.20  20.62
 25  23  515560 SCHILD Martina  1981  SUI   1:10.21  20.82
 26  14  196460 MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie  1985  FRA   1:10.28  22.15
 27  34  296427 SCHNARF Johanna  1984  ITA   1:10.37  23.87
 28  7  296473 SIORPAES Wendy  1985  ITA   1:10.40  24.44
 29  58  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria  1989  GER   1:10.41  24.64
 30  11  206175 STECHERT Gina  1987  GER   1:10.44  25.21
 31  25  495318 RUIZ CASTILLO Carolina  1981  SPA   1:10.46  25.59
 32  41  225206 ALCOTT Chemmy  1982  GBR   1:10.47  25.78
 33  36  538305 SMITH Leanne  1987  USA   1:10.48  25.97
 33  15  196573 REVILLET Aurelie  1986  FRA   1:10.48  25.97
 33  6  515429 DUMERMUTH Monika  1977  SUI   1:10.48  25.97
 36  8  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth  1981  AUT   1:10.54  27.12
 37  46  55766 MADER Regina  1985  AUT   1:10.57  27.69
 38  16  565243 MAZE Tina  1983  SLO   1:10.69  29.98
 39  52  465059 MIKLOS Edith  1988  ROU   1:10.70  30.17
 40  53  55818 KOEHLE Stefanie  1986  AUT   1:10.79  31.89
 40  45  505886 KLING Kajsa  1988  SWE   1:10.79  31.89
 42  38  375018 COLETTI Alexandra  1983  MON   1:10.83  32.66
 43  51  565320 FERK Marusa  1988  SLO   1:10.89  33.80
 43  33  196812 PELLISSIER Marion  1988  FRA   1:10.89  33.80
 45  42  537565 KELLEHER Keely  1984  USA   1:10.96  35.14
 46  43  105920 SIMMERLING Georgia  1989  CAN   1:11.00  35.90
 47  35  55913 MOSER Stefanie  1988  AUT   1:11.02  36.28
 48  3  538685 MCKENNIS Alice  1989  USA   1:11.04  36.67
 49  37  297134 BORSOTTI Camilla  1988  ITA   1:11.07  37.24
 50  44  55970 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole  1989  AUT   1:11.10  37.81
 51  57  106666 RUBENS Shona  1986  CAN   1:11.21  39.91
 52  31  295136 CECCARELLI Daniela  1975  ITA   1:11.34  42.40
 53  54  155563 KRIZOVA Klara  1989  CZE   1:11.58  46.98
 54  55  425880 SEJERSTED Lotte Smiseth  1991  NOR   1:11.67  48.70
 55  49  55806 ALTACHER Margret  1986  AUT   1:11.87  52.52
 56  50  515937 FUHRER Kathrin  1988  SUI   1:12.01  55.19
 57  56  225308 THORBURN Pamela  1986  GBR   1:12.09  56.72
Did not finish 1st run
     55882 STAUDINGER Christina  1987  AUT 

 

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