Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

Trash collection goes high tech

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users react to escalating violence in Gaza

Read more

FASHION

Paris, Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

  • Major differences remain as deadline looms in Iran nuclear talks

    Read more

  • Germany vs Argentina - history and genius clash in World Cup final

    Read more

  • Israeli navy attacks Hamas base as tanks line up along Gaza border

    Read more

  • Germany’s Tony Martin wins ninth stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • French military to extend Mali 'counterterrorism' operations into Sahel

    Read more

  • Boko Haram claims Nigeria attacks and supports Iraqi militants

    Read more

  • Paris’s Bastille Day fireworks ‘an homage to victims’ of WWI

    Read more

  • French court lifts mayor’s ban on Muslim hijab at beach

    Read more

  • Shells land in Russia as eastern Ukrainians flee fighting

    Read more

  • Rival Libyan militias exchange heavy fire at Tripoli airport

    Read more

  • Holland beat hosts Brazil 3-0 to finish third in World Cup

    Read more

  • Iraqi parliament fails to agree on new leadership

    Read more

  • Afghan presidential candidates agree to full vote audit, Kerry says

    Read more

  • Last of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone, dies aged 62

    Read more

  • Video: Outrage in wake of deadly Casablanca buildings collapse

    Read more

Lindsey Vonn retains women's World Cup title

©

Latest update : 2009-03-12

American Lindsey Vonn bagged the last downhill of the season in Are, Sweden, to retain the women's World Cup crown. She added the overall title to the downhill crystal globe and two gold medals at last month's world championships.

REUTERS - Lindsey Vonn capped an impressive season by retaining the overall World Cup title with victory in the final downhill on Wednesday.

In the Swedish fog, the 24-year-old American bagged her eighth World Cup race of the season and the of her career in one minute and 42.49 seconds.

Her friend and title rival Maria Riesch of Germany did not bow out without a fight, taking second place, 0.40 seconds behind for her best result in a downhill this season.

Third place went to veteran Austrian Renate Goetschl, who made it on to the 60th downhill podium of her 16 year-career, 1.26 behind Vonn.

Vonn leads the overall standings by 389 points from Riesch with three events -- and a maximum of 300 points -- to go to the end of the season.

She added the overall title to the downhill crystal globe and two gold medals at last month's world championships.
Vonn also became the most successful American female skier beating Tamara McKinney's record of 18 World Cup victories.

This winter, the American displayed a wider range to her talents winning two slaloms, a discipline in which she had struggled in the past.

In downhills, she was her usual impressive self, winning two and finishing on the podium in six of the seven races held in skiing's showcase discipline.

Even a freak injury at the world championships, when Vonn cut her thumb opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate her downhill title, could not stop her from crushing the opposition.

Riesch earned the consolation of winning the slalom world title in Val d'Isere and the slalom World Cup.
 

 

Date created : 2009-03-11

Comments

COMMENT(S)