Downhill queen Vonn breaks another record


The irrepressible Lindsey Vonn claimed a record 37th FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill win in Cortina d'Ampezzo on Saturday.

Vonn was quickest in Friday's training session in northern Italy and produced another masterclass when it counted on the famous Olympia delle Tofane to make history once again.

The legendary American became the most successful female World Cup alpine skier of all time last year when she broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's record and achieved yet another incredible feat 12 months on.

She clocked one minute 37.01 seconds on the 2.6 kilometre course to pass Moser-Proell's tally of downhill victories and add yet another 100 points to her haul for the season.

Vonn now has 74 World Cup victories to her name and has won all four downhill races this season to hold a 122-point lead over Larisa Yurkiw in the standings for the discipline.

Canadian Yurkiw was second, 0.28secs slower than Vonn, with overall leader Lara Gut 0.67secs back in third place.

Gut now leads Vonn by just 10 points in what is proving to be a thrilling duel for the overall title.