Vonn wins second super-G in three days

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 23, 2011 4:41 pm

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Lindsey Vonn skied through pain in her left knee to win another super-G race Sunday, claiming her sixth victory of the season by a small margin over German rival Maria Riesch.

It was the second win in three days for Vonn, who also finished first in a super-G Friday on the Olympia delle Tofane course.

Vonn clocked 1 minute, 22.64 seconds on another perfectly clear day in the Dolomites, beating overall World Cup leader Riesch by 0.05 seconds. Swiss teenager Lara Gut finished third, 0.88 back.

Vonn’s American teammate Julia Mancuso was fourth, while Swedish standout Anja Paerson placed fifth.

Vonn hurt her knee while pulling off a strenuous recovery during Saturday’s downhill, in which she finished third. She skipped the downhill awards ceremony and received therapy throughout Saturday afternoon and evening and took a few painkillers to get through Sunday’s race.

It was the 39th career win for Vonn and her fifth in Cortina, tying her with retired Italian standout Isolde Kostner. Austrian great Renate Goetschl holds the record with 10 wins in Cortina.

 

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