Vonn wins World Cup downhill in Austria, remains on pace for 2,000 point season

Leave it to Lindsey Vonn to punctuate her spectacular season with a dominant win on Wednesday (March 14) in the final World Cup downhill in Austria.

Vonn’s victory, by nearly one second, was her fifth of the season in the eight downhills contested (she has won 12 events total this season. She had previously secured the season title in the discipline.

Slovenian Tina Maze finished third and remains second to Vonn in the overall points standings, which Vonn clinched. Julia Mancuso finished fifth, which means she finished a strong fifth for the season in downhill. Read about the race.

Vonn now has 53 career World Cup wins (an American record) and has a season total of 1,908 points. That keeps her hopes of a 2,000-point season alive with a Super G on Thursday (March 15).

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