Lindsey Vonn & Maria Reisch Meet Again at Semmering

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on January 2, 2009 12:00 pm

These are indeed good times for best friends Lindsey Vonn and Germany’s Maria Reisch.  Lindsey and her husband Thomas spent Christmas with the Reisch family in Germany.  Less than a week later, the two friends regrouped on the podium in Semmering, Austria.  For Vonn, it was her third podium finish in four World Cup slalom events this season, finishing third to her buddy and winner, Maria Reisch.  Heading into 2009, Vonn holds a 27 point lead in the overall standings ahead of, yep you guessed it, Maria Reisch.  When it comes to the slalom standings, the script is flipped with Vonn a mere 10 points back, second only to Maria.

With only one downhill event completed, the outlook is bleak for the rest of the women’s field.  Lindsey won the downhill globe last season by a whopping 307 points, which catapulted her to the overall title.  Slalom was not her strong suit.  She accumulated only 46 points in the discipline last year.  This year she has already accrued 290 slalom points.  So while the writing may already be on the wall for this season, resulting in feelings of consternation for the women’s field, Lindsey and Maria will just keep on having fun.

photo: Lindsey Vonn on the podium with Maria Reisch in Semmering, Austria

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