Lindsey Vonn broke the women’s record of World Cup victories with 63 at today’s FIS Alpine World Cup Super G race in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. The previous record was held by Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell who earned 62 World Cup victories from 1970 to 1980. Vonn’s first World Cup victory was in the downhill at Lake Louise, Canada, on December 3, 2004.
Today’s record-breaking win also places her second behind Ingemar Stenmark (86) in the overall World Cup wins standings (both men and women.) Vonn is the most decorated skier in U.S. history, and is the only American woman to have won downhill gold at the Olympics and the only American woman with four Alpine World Cup overall titles.
Watching from the finish line were Vonn’s parents, sister and boyfriend Tiger Woods, who made a surprise trip to watch Lindsey’s victory.
Vonn is scheduled to race again in next weekend’s (Jan. 24-25) downhill and Super G races in St. Moritz, Switzerland before returning stateside for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships (Feb. 2-15) to be held near her home in Vail/Beaver Creek, Co.Here's footage from yesterday's race where she equalled the world record. Congratulations Lindsey - today you smashed it!