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Garmisch: Vonn wins super G, ties American record

Overall World Cup leader, American Lindsey Vonn won a super G today in Garmisch, Germany. She now has 18 World Cup wins to her name, tying Tamara McKinney for the most World Cups won by an American woman.

“I am so excited about it. Tamara was an amazing racer and amazing skiing legend and I honestly didn’t think that I would be able to even get close to the number of wins that she’s had in her career,” Vonn said. “I feel very honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as Tamara because she’s an amazing person and a great legend in ski racing.”

Swedes Anja Paerson and Jessica Lindell-Vikarby followed in second and third, respectively. Super G leader going into today’s race, Italian Nadia Fanchini, just missed the podium in fourth. German Maria Riesch took fifth.
Overall World Cup leader, American Lindsey Vonn won a super G today in Garmisch, Germany. She now has 18 World Cup wins to her name, tying Tamara McKinney for the most World Cups won by an American woman. 

“I am so excited about it. Tamara was an amazing racer and amazing skiing legend and I honestly didn’t think that I would be able to even get close to the number of wins that she’s had in her career,” Vonn said. “I feel very honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as Tamara because she’s an amazing person and a great legend in ski racing.”

Swedes Anja Paerson and Jessica Lindell-Vikarby followed in second and third, respectively. Super G leader going into today’s race, Italian Nadia Fanchini, just missed the podium in fourth. German Maria Riesch took fifth.

The race was pushed back a day after a 50-meter section of fog canceled both the women’s super G and the men’s downhill scheduled for yesterday. The weather couldn’t have been more clear today, as the women negotiated the 2180 meter course, the fourth World Cup super G of the season.

The win is Vonn’s second in three days, after taking Friday’s slalom. “This weekend has just been incredible, I didn’t think that it could go this well,” said Vonn. “I just charged. I knew what line I needed to take in order to generate speed from top to bottom and I just executed my plan really well and had some fast skis on my feet and everything just seemed to work really well for me.”

The victory is Vonn’s third career super G win, the last coming in 2007 at San Sicario, Italy. She was not without help on the highly technical course today. “I think it was also an advantage to have my husband [Thomas] here because he used to race this course so many times because it’s the old men’s track,” Vonn said. “He told me exactly where I should go fast and where the tricky sections were. I think it really helped me and gave me confidence. I knew exactly what was going to happen and I was prepared for it.”

Vonn maintains a firm grasp on the lead for a second overall title, leading her good friend, German Riesch 1114 to 935 in World Cup points. Fanchini retains the lead in the super G standings, Vonn is now in fifth place there.

American Julia Mancuso, who missed Friday’s slalom due to a sore back, finished 28th.

Hard conditions led to 12 women not finishing the race, including Americans Kelly Vanderbeek, Caroline Lalive and Keely Kelleher

Vonn couldn’t have written a better script for herself going into next week’s FIS World Championships in Val d’Isere, France. “It really boosts my self-confidence. I feel like in pretty much all events I am well prepared and my confidence is high,” Vonn said. I’m going to try, and just be as physically prepared and mentally prepared for each race as I possibly can. It’s going to be a really tough couple of weeks but I’m going to be as well prepared as I can be, fight really hard and hopefully it goes well.”

The two-week event kicks off Tuesday Feb. 3, with another women’s super G. Catch all the action of the World Champs on UniversalSports.com.

Watch Vonn’s winning run on our home page.


The SCOOP
By Hank McKee

Equipment
Women’s super G, Garmisch-Partnekirchen, Germany, Feb. 1, 2009

Skier, skis/boots/bindings
1 Vonn, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
2 Paerson, Head/Head/Head
3 Lindell-Vikarby, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
4 Fanchini, Dynastar/Lange/Look
5 Riesch, Head/Lange/Tyrolia
6 Suter, Stoeckli/Lange/Atomic
7 Goergl, Head/Head/Head
8 Aufdenblatten, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
9 Marchand-Arvier, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
10 Rebensburg, Nordica/Nordica/Marker

Women’s super G, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Feb. 1, 2009. … It is the 22nd race of the women’s 36 race 2009 World Cup schedule. … It is the fourth of seven scheduled super G’s. … The race is postponed one day due to fog. … It is the third race to finish (and fourth to start) of four scheduled for Garmisch. …It is the 81st World Cup race held at Garmisch. … It is the 22nd Cup super G held at Garmisch. … The fifth for women. …It is the final women’s race before the World Ski Championships.

It is the 18th careeer World Cup victory for Lindsey Vonn. … That ties her with Tamara McKinney for the most Cup wins by a U.S. woman. … She still trails two men, Bode Miller with 31 and Phil Mahre with 27. … It is the 192nd U.S. Cup win. … Vonn accounts for the last 11 U.S. wins by women. … That also matches Tamara McKinney’s mark for most consecutive U.S. wins from either gender. … It is Vonn’s fifth win of the season and second in three days having also won the Garmisch slalom Jan. 30. … It is her third career super G win and first of the season. … She has two scoring results at Garmisch to her credit, both wins and both this season.

It is the 84th career World Cup podium for Anja Paerson. … Her seventh in super G. … It is her fifth podium of the season and first in super G. … She has two wins this season, one in combined Dec. 19 at St Moritz and in downhill at Zauchensee Jan. 18.

It is the third career World Cup podium for Jessica Lindell-Vikarby all in super G. … It is her second podium of the season after the Jan. 26 SG win at Cortina. … It is the first time two Swedes have been on the same podium since March 10, 2002 with Paerson was second and Ylva Nowen was third.

It is the 30th time Britt Janyk has been in the top 12 of a World Cup race. … The fifth time this season… and the third time this season she has been exactly 12th. … It is the sixth time she has scored in a Cup race this season. … It is the 14th World Cup score of the season for Julia Mancuso.

Vonn bumps up her lead of the World Cup overall standings to 1114-141 over Maria Riesch (fifth in race). … Anja Paerson is third with 855pts. … Nadia Fanchini (fourth in race) leads the super G standings 255-216 over both Fabienne Suter (sixth in race) and Jessica Lindell-Vikarby. … Paerson is fourth with 180pts. … Vonn is the top American on the SG list in fifth with 161pts.


 1  19  537544 VONN Lindsey  1984  USA   1:22.16  0.00
 2  21  505483 PAERSON Anja  1981  SWE   1:22.55  5.03
 3  16  505632 LINDELL-VIKARBY Jessica  1984  SWE   1:22.88  9.29
 4  15  296729 FANCHINI Nadia  1986  ITA   1:22.90  9.55
 5  18  206001 RIESCH Maria  1984  GER   1:22.96  10.32
 6  17  515766 SUTER Fabienne  1985  SUI   1:22.99  10.71
 7  20  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth  1981  AUT   1:23.01  10.97
 8  12  515573 AUFDENBLATTEN Fraenzi  1981  SUI   1:23.18  13.16
 9  28  196460 MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie  1985  FRA   1:23.28  14.45
 10  34  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria  1989  GER   1:23.36  15.48
 11  7  495318 RUIZ CASTILLO Carolina  1981  SPA   1:23.44  16.51
 12  11  106022 JANYK Britt  1980  CAN   1:23.49  17.16
 13  39  296008 MERIGHETTI Daniela  1981  ITA   1:23.50  17.29
 14  8  55069 GOETSCHL Renate  1975  AUT   1:23.51  17.42
 15  37  55818 KOEHLE Stefanie  1986  AUT   1:23.53  17.68
 16  41  55970 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole  1989  AUT   1:23.57  18.19
 17  5  295533 RECCHIA Lucia  1980  ITA   1:23.59  18.45
 18  32  296473 SIORPAES Wendy  1985  ITA   1:23.71  20.00
 19  6  515849 DETTLING Andrea  1987  SUI   1:23.78  20.90
 20  9  515170 STYGER Nadia  1978  SUI   1:23.79  21.03
 21  45  225206 ALCOTT Chemmy  1982  GBR   1:23.86  21.93
 22  22  55750 FISCHBACHER Andrea  1985  AUT   1:23.98  23.48
 23  33  295136 CECCARELLI Daniela  1975  ITA   1:24.01  23.87
 24  23  155415 ZAHROBSKA Sarka  1985  CZE   1:24.02  24.00
 25  10  105997 BRYDON Emily  1980  CAN   1:24.05  24.38
 26  54  196573 REVILLET Aurelie  1986  FRA   1:24.09  24.90
 27  38  55766 MADER Regina  1985  AUT   1:24.11  25.16
 28  49  195983 ROLLAND Marion  1982  FRA   1:24.12  25.29
 28  14  537545 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA   1:24.12  25.29
 30  26  55947 FENNINGER Anna  1989  AUT   1:24.16  25.80
 31  4  206175 STECHERT Gina  1987  GER   1:24.20  26.32
 32  2  55539 BERGER Silvia  1980  AUT   1:24.27  27.22
 33  3  55838 ZETTEL Kathrin  1986  AUT   1:24.30  27.61
 34  60  297601 BRIGNONE Federica  1990  ITA   1:24.40  28.90
 35  27  195671 JACQUEMOD Ingrid  1978  FRA   1:24.42  29.16
 36  48  296427 SCHNARF Johanna  1984  ITA   1:24.65  32.13
 36  25  515806 KAMER Nadja  1986  SUI   1:24.65  32.13
 38  35  515747 GISIN Dominique  1985  SUI   1:24.72  33.03
 39  55  196851 BERTRAND Olivia  1989  FRA   1:25.09  37.80
 40  56  106849 YURKIW Larisa  1988  CAN   1:25.44  42.32
 41  42  106410 DESFORGES Emilie  1983  CAN   1:25.73  46.06
 42  57  375018 COLETTI Alexandra  1983  MON   1:25.79  46.83
 43  53  537626 RICHARDSON Kaylin  1984  USA   1:25.85  47.61
 43  24  537582 COOK Stacey  1984  USA   1:25.85  47.61
 45  50  538284 MCJAMES Megan  1987  USA   1:26.04  50.06
 46  47  155563 KRIZOVA Klara  1989  CZE   1:26.34  53.93
 47  59  206290 HUEBNER Monica  1990  GER   1:27.26  65.80
 48  61  315149 LOLOVIC Jelena  1981  SRB   1:28.17  77.54

 

Did not start 1st run: SIMARI BIRKNER Macarena (ARG), MARSHALL Chelsea (USA), SCHILD Martina (SUI)

Did not finish 1st run: HANSDOTTER Frida (SWE), KLING Kajsa (SWE), SCHMID Nicola (GER), BENT Nike (SWE), STUFFER Verena (ITA), ALTACHER Margret (AUT), ALFIERI Camilla (ITA), KELLEHER Keely (USA), LALIVE Caroline (USA), DUMERMUTH Monika (SUI), MAZE Tina (SLO), VANDERBEEK Kelly (CAN)


 

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