Lind­sey Vonn wins, ty­ing U. S. down­hill ski record

The Covington News - - Sports -

SESTRIERE, Italy— Lind­sey Vonn joined Pi­cabo Street and Daron Rahlves as the most suc­cess­ful Amer­i­can down­hill skiers. Among cur­rent com­peti­tors, she has no equal.

Vonn blew away the field Satur­day for her fourth win in seven down­hills this sea­son. It was the ninth down­hill vic­tory of her ca­reer, match­ing the mark of Street and Rahlves.

Us­ing a much straighter line than any other skier, Vonn cov­ered the 1.84-mile Kan­da­har Banchetta course in 1 minute, 38.86 sec­onds. The race an­nouncer yelled, “She’s a speed train!” as Vonn posted one split time faster than an­other.

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