Five weeks ago, Vonn crashed on a run during the super-G in Austria and sustained a season-ending knee injury. The cancellation of Wednesday’s race allowed Vonn to retain her downhill title — just one point ahead of overall champion Tina Maze of Slovenia.
Vonn tweeted her excitement Wednesday.
Omg I won the World Cup Downhill title!!!!! 6 in a row with a bum knee! Everything in life comes back around.... fb.me/DHefBqkD—
lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) March 13, 2013
Vonn was denied the chance at a fourth straight overall title two years ago by similar weather conditions. The giant slalom, the last race of the season, was canceled because of similar weather conditions in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Vonn lost by three points to Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany.
“Everything in life comes back around,” Vonn wrote on her Facebook page with the hashtags #believe, #karma, and #onelegvictorydance.
Vonn’s downhill title gave her a World Cup record-17th crystal globe, overtaking Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell. The 28-year-old has won four overall titles and 13 in individual disciplines.
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