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