Vonn beats rival Goggia for bittersweet 80th World Cup win - SnowsportsCulture.com
Saturday , 24 February 2018

Vonn beats rival Goggia for bittersweet 80th World Cup win



GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — Lindsey Vonn edged Italian rival Sofia Goggia by two hundredths of a second in a women’s World Cup downhill on Saturday for her 80th career victory.

The American standout trailed Goggia by 0.08 at the last split time but overcame the deficit in the final section. Cornelia Huetter of Austria was 0.13 behind in third.

Vonn and Goggia, the only racers with more than one downhill victory this season, are the main favourites for gold at the Olympic downhill in Pyeongchang on Feb. 21.

Shortly after Vonn’s run, her American teammate Jacqueline Wiles suffered unknown injuries in a crash and had to be transported off the hill by helicopter.

Another downhill is scheduled for Sunday, the last World Cup race before the Olympics.

Eric Willemsen, The Associated Press



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