World Cup: Lindsey Vonn is oldest downhill winner

Updated: Jan 21, 2018, 12:19 IST | AFP

US skier Lindsey Vonn made history on Saturday by becoming the oldest winner of a women's World Cup downhill race in Cortina d'Ampezzo, racking up her 79th World Cup career victory aged 33

Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium on Saturday. Pic/AFP

US skier Lindsey Vonn made history on Saturday by becoming the oldest winner of a women's World Cup downhill race in Cortina d'Ampezzo, racking up her 79th World Cup career victory aged 33.

Vonn, who came second in Friday's first run, blazed down her favourite Olympia delle Tofane course in 1min 36.48sec to beat Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather by 0.92sec with another American, Jacqueline Wiles third at 0.98. It was Vonn's 12th World Cup win in the Italian dolomites — six in downhill and six in Super-G — and 40th of her career in downhill.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Trending Video

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe

Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya goof around with kids during training

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK