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Lindsey Vonn wins No. 65, crystal globe in sight

Germany Alpine Skiing World Cup

AP

AP

Lindsey Vonn snapped an eight-race winless streak, captured her record-extending 65th World Cup victory and retook the World Cup super-G standings lead in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Sunday.

Vonn prevailed in her former Christmas holiday spot by two tenths of a second over Slovenian Tina Maze. Austrian Anna Fenninger was third. American Julia Mancuso did not start due to illness.

Vonn had not won since Jan. 25, her eight-race drought (including four at the World Championships) matching her longest spell off the top of a podium since 2009.

With her victory in Garmisch, Vonn moved from 32 points behind Fenninger to eight points above the Austrian in the World Cup super-G standings with one race left at the World Cup Finals in Meribel, France, next week.

Vonn, a four-time World Cup overall champion, is looking for her fifth World Cup super-G crystal globe to tie German Katja Seizinger‘s record.

Vonn also notched her 111th World Cup podium finish Sunday, moving into solo second place all time among women. Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell reached 113 podiums.

The women’s Alpine skiing World Cup continues with Mikaela Shiffrin back in action in a giant slalom and slalom in Are, Sweden, next weekend.

In men’s action Sunday, Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud won a super-G in Kvitfjell, Norway, to clinch the World Cup super-G title, his first career crystal globe. The top American was two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht in fifth, matching his best career World Cup finish.

The men’s Alpine skiing World Cup continues with a giant slalom and slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, next weekend.

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