ZAUCHENSEE (KDN) – The U.S. ski-star Linsey Vonn won the first 2-run Ladies downhill ski race in 14 years taken place in Austria’s spectacular Zauchensee/Altenmarkt ski resort on Saturday ahead of Canadian Larisa Yurkiw and Austrian Cornellia Huetter.
After finishing first run 0.91 second ahead of her closest rival, Vonn clocked a total time of 2 minutes 11 seconds to clinch her 36. downhill win, a record held by Austria’s legendary female racer Annemarie Moser-Proell in Alpine Skiing World Cup history. With her Saturday’s downhill win, Vonn has made it 72 in all World Cup disciplines, another success so far no one has come close in Alpine skiing.
Canadian speed skier Larisa Yurkiw trailed 1 second behind Vonn and claimed second place in this exceptional two-run downhill. Austria’s youngster Cornellia Huetter became third 1.66 seconds off pace.
Favorites like Lara Gut of Switzerland, and Tina Weirather of Lichtenstein failed to make this special race to the finish line and disqualified.
Alpine Skiing World Cup will continue with Super G discipline in Zauchensee this Sunday and favorites are many.