Lindsey Vonn Continues to Amaze in Aspen

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 1, 2008 12:00 am

The 2009 women’s World Cup is turning into the Lindsey Vonn Story.  To start, the defending World Cup champion earned her first slalom victory in Levi on November 15 even though she threw her skis sideways on the second run.  Well, just to one-up the drama of that performance, Vonn injured her knee leading up to this past weekend’s slalom and giant slalom.  Her status to even take part in the Aspen races was questionable, as she was on crutches only days before the race.  No matter.  Vonn ditched the crutches and finished with a pair of fourth place finishes.  "I’m really psyched about it. It was a solid weekend. I was just off the podium on both days, but considering I was on crutches just a few days ago, it’s a good weekend," said Vonn, who now sits in a comfortable second place in the overall standings, 31 points behind Finland’s Tanja Poutiainen.  

The women now head to Lake Louise, Canada, for the first “speed races” (super G, downhill) of the year.  Mathematically speaking, Vonn equals speed.  She has won four downhills in the past four years at Lake Louise.   Her strong performances in Levi and Aspen, in what were considered her weaker disciplines (slalom, giant slalom), 2009 is shaping up to be a monster year for Vonn.

 

To hear Lindsey’s post-race reaction click here.

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