Lindsey Vonn wins final World Cup competition before Winter Olympics

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Lindsey Vonn won her second World Cup downhill of a weekend on Sunday in a ideal dress operation for a Pyeongchang Olympics.

It was a American’s third true delight in a fortify after also winning in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, dual weeks ago.

“Two wins is as good as it gets, really. It’s only been a ideal weekend,” pronounced Vonn, who skeleton to contest in downhill, super-G and a total eventuality during a Olympics. “It has unequivocally been a accurate credentials that we was anticipating for going into South Korea.”

In a identical unfolding to Saturday’s race, Vonn kick Sofia Goggia for a win. The American clocked 1 minute, 37.92 seconds on a Kandahar march to kick her Italian opposition by 0.11 seconds, after circumference her by only 0.02 a day before. Goggia won dual uninterrupted downhills in Jan though crashed in a foe where Vonn started her winning streak.

Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was a hundredth of a second serve behind in third.

Vonn’s American teammate Stacey Cook crashed and was taken off a mountain on a sled. There was no evident news on her condition. Another teammate, Jacqueline Wiles, shop-worn her left knee in a pile-up Saturday and was ruled out of a Olympics.

Winning another Olympic award — after holding downhill bullion in 2010 though blank a 2014 Sochi Games since of a knee damage — has been Vonn’s announced idea all season.

But after Pyeongchang, her concentration will change behind to a record in a foe that has prolonged been regarded as unbeatable.

Vonn’s 81st World Cup win on Sunday left her only 5 brief of a all-time best symbol set by Swedish good Ingemar Stenmark in a 1980s.

“You get a small greedy,” Vonn said. “Once we keep winning, we wish to win more. For sure, we will ski another deteriorate and see how high we can get a number. we know we can continue to win, we only don’t know for how long. we keep racking them adult for as prolonged as we can and we will see what series we can get to.”

Vonn has recovered from a severe start to her season, that saw her crashing twice in one of her favorite resorts, Lake Louise, and traffic with behind and knee problems.

“I have unequivocally picked adult a lot of momentum,” she pronounced after Sunday’s win. “I feel unequivocally good physically, mentally. And all is operative well, my apparatus is operative well, my credentials is perfect. It unequivocally couldn’t be improved going into a Olympics.”

Vonn trailed Weirather by 0.30 seconds median down a march though found a fastest line in a branch final section.

The American’s lead came underneath hazard a few mins later. Goggia was forward by 0.04 during a second and 0.07 during a fourth separate time, though unsuccessful to compare Vonn’s gait on a bottom partial of a hill.

Still, Goggia was still calm after finishing her run.

“I am flattering happy to come divided from Garmisch with dual plain runs, dual plain races, plain skiing,” a Italian said. “This is what we was anticipating for after a pile-up in Cortina.”

While a downhill adversary between Vonn and Goggia has been moulding adult easily going into a Olympics, Weirather done it transparent a foe isn’t distant off.

“I am going to a Olympics with confidence,” pronounced Weirather, daughter of a two-time Olympic bullion medalist from 1980, Hanni Wenzel. “The foe currently was important. we know that we am adult there with a best.”

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