Lindsey Vonn takes first in Zauchensee downhill

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 8, 2011 9:39 am

American ski superstar Lindsey Vonn won the 20th downhill race of her career here on Saturday by taking the women’s World Cup race.

The 26-year-old Olympic champion – claiming her 37th World Cup success – beat home Swedish veteran Anja Paerson by 43hundreths of a second while Austrian Anna Fenninger grabbed her first ever podium finish in the discipline as she timed 98hundreths of a second adrift.

Vonn said that she had won despite a narrow escape from crashing out.

“I made a small mistake which was perhaps because of the snow, it was very wet, and all of a sudden I was almost in the netting,” she said.

“At that point I said to myself that if I got through the next few corners I am going to maintain my speed to the finish.

“I did not think that it was finished at that moment, I thought if I was quick over the rest of the course, there was still a chance of winning.”

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 1  20  537544 VONN Lindsey  1984  USA   1:46.39  0.00
 2  17  505483 PAERSON Anja  1981  SWE   1:46.82  5.38
 3  8  55947 FENNINGER Anna  1989  AUT   1:47.37  12.25
 4  18  206001 RIESCH Maria  1984  GER   1:47.44  13.13
 5  10  55750 FISCHBACHER Andrea  1985  AUT   1:47.57  14.75
 6  11  516138 GUT Lara  1991  SUI   1:47.60  15.13
 7  15  515747 GISIN Dominique  1985  SUI   1:47.62  15.38
 8  22  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth  1981  AUT   1:47.71  16.50
 9  14  296008 MERIGHETTI Daniela  1981  ITA   1:47.80  17.63
 9  1  296472 FANCHINI Elena  1985  ITA   1:47.80  17.63
 11  21  515806 KAMER Nadja  1986  SUI   1:47.99  20.00
 12  13  515766 SUTER Fabienne  1985  SUI   1:48.08  21.13
 13  9  195983 ROLLAND Marion  1982  FRA   1:48.31  24.00
 14  41  55970 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole  1989  AUT   1:48.46  25.88
 15  3  106022 JANYK Britt  1980  CAN   1:48.48  26.13
 16  16  537545 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA   1:48.50  26.38
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