Vonn secures World Cup win

12th March 2010, by Chris Gill

Garmish World Cup

Garmish World Cup

It has been decided: Lyndsey Vonn is the overall Alpine World Cup champion for 2010, with a fabulous win in the super-G race on Friday.

Vonn has stormed her way through the super-G to finish with a time of 1:19:30 to wrap up the title. Austria’s Elisabeth Goergl came second and Switzerland’s Nadia Styger, third.

After Thursday’s crash in the giant slalom, Vonn’s position at the top was vulnerable. Germany’s Maria Riesch was just 165 points behind her in the overall standings, with a chance to secure the win if the American failed to deliver a good result in the super-G.

When Riesch dropped out of the top two in Friday’s event, though, Vonn did not really need to race to claim World Cup victory. But she did so, and secured her fourth super-G win of the season as well as the women’s overall title.

Vonn is the first woman to win three straight overall World Cup titles since Austria’s Petra Kronberger in 1990-1992.

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