Vonn wins in Val d’Isére

20th December 2010, by Chris Gill

Vonn back on form

Vonn back on form

Lyndsey Vonn is back on top form, having taken both the women’s downhill and super combined titles in Val d’Isére at the weekend.

Vonn captured Saturday’s downhill win on the OK piste, beating two Swiss racers, Nadja Kamer and Lara Gut, who came second and third. Her closest rival for the title was expected to be Maria Reisch of Germany, but Reisch had a disappointing race and finished in 24th place overall.

Vonn then crowned her successful weekend with a win in the super combined event. Her combined time of two minutes 7.80 seconds was just 0.32 seconds ahead of Austria’s Elisabeth Goergl. Former World Cup champion Nicole Hosp, also of Austria, confirmed her return to form with third place.

Her success in Val d’Isére puts Vonn firmly in command of the Alpine ski standings, with 581 points so far.

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