Vonn of US, Innerhofer of Italy post World Cup downhill wins
London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. won the women’s World Cup downhill in Italy Saturday, as Christof Innerhofer of Italy took the men’s race in Switzerland.
Vonn won with a time of 1 minute, 38.25 seconds.
This is her seventh career win in Cortina d’Ampezzo, which moved her within four of Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell for the most World Cup victories ever by a woman. She also extended her lead in the downhill standings to 129 points over fellow American Stacey Cook, who was 15th today.
Tina Maze, the overall World Cup leader from Slovenia was second, 0.43 seconds back, with American Leanne Smith in third.
Maze increased her advantage in the overall standings to 670 points over Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch, who didn’t finish today’s race. Vonn, a four-time overall champion, is in fourth.
Innerhofer won with a time of 2:29.82 on the Lauberhom run in Wengen. He beat out Austrians Klaus Kroell, who finished 0.30 seconds behind, and Hannes Reichelt, who was 0.76 seconds back.
The Italian’s victory, his second in the downhill race this season, moved him into second place in the downhill standings.
He is 52 points behind Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, who didn’t finish his run. Svindal remained 98 points behind Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, who didn’t race today, in the overall standings.