U.S. skier Vonn adds to accolades
The hits just keep coming for American skier Lindsey Vonn, who on Thursday won the final super-G race of the season to take the discipline title.
Vonn, 24, finished the course in Are, Sweden, in a time of one minute, 20.63 seconds. It was the fourth super-G victory of the season and the ninth win overall for the Park City, Utah native.
She becomes the first American woman to take the super-G discipline, overtaking leader Fabienne Suter of Switzerland in the standings, who finished eighth in the race.
On Wednesday in Are, Vonn wrapped up her second consecutive overall World Cup championship and took downhill honours.
"I was hoping so much that I could win today and get the super-G globe, no American female has ever done that," she said. "I'm so, so happy. What a week it's been so far."
Nadia Fanchini of Italy finished second in Thursday's race, in a time of 1:20.71. Germany's Maria Riesch came in third at 1:20.87.
Britt Janyk of Whistler, B.C., finished 15th, one place ahead of Emily Brydon of Fernie, B.C.
Vonn had 461 points in the final super-G standings, with Franchini at 416 and Suter third at 408 points.