Ski World Cup: Lindsey Vonn takes Garmisch downhill

Lindsey Vonn @ Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Photo: KDN

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN (KDN)- US ski star Lindsey Vonn celebrated her return to Ski World Cup Circuit, after 12 months of knee and shoulder injury, with an excellent win in ladies downhill race at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

While most of the racers struggled to keep their line and tame the higher speed, American Lindsey Vonn put in a surprising flawless run to win her 77th career World Cup win.

With bib 17, the 32 years old displayed her superb technical skills down the Khandahar downhill course, to clock the winning time of 1:43.41, more than 0.15 seconds faster then than her closest rival Lara Gut of Switzerland. Germany’s Victoria Rebensburg took third with 0.48 seconds back.

Austria’s Christine Scheyer, the last week’s downhill winner in Zauchensee, failed to finish the race, after she skied out a gate while approaching to finish line, despite her lead at first intermediate times.

A super-G race of the season is scheduled to start for Sunday.