Lindsey Vonn wins No. 69, screams love for ‘Lake Lindsey’
Lindsey Vonn crossed the finish line at a course nicknamed “Lake Lindsey” with a one-second lead and screamed.
“I love this place!” she yelled.
Vonn won her 69th career World Cup race and 17th at her favorite course in Lake Louise, Alberta, on Saturday. Swiss Fabienne Suter was second, 1.05 back, followed by Austrian Cornelia Huetter.
The four-time World Cup overall champion prevailed in a downhill for the second straight day. She has now won 17 times in 40 career starts at Lake Louise, extending her record for one skier at one venue.
“I still don’t think I’m quite to the form that I was in 2012, the season that I won the four titles [World Cup overall, downhill, super-G and super combined titles],” Vonn told media in Lake Louise. “I was so confident in all disciplines. I feel like I’m pretty confident right now, but I think I could still be better, but I’m still happy with where I am.”
Vonn, who broke the women’s World Cup career wins record last season, is inching closer to the overall record of 86 victories held by retired Swede Ingemar Stenmark.
She will go for win No. 70 in a Lake Louise super-G on Sunday on NBC Sports Live Extra at 1 p.m. ET. Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin will also race the super-G in her World Cup speed event debut.