The Malta Independent 17 August 2019, Saturday

Skiing: Siebenhofer wins back-to-back downhills, Vonn 9th in Cortina

Associated Press Saturday, 19 January 2019, 13:20 Last update: about 8 months ago

Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer won her second World Cup downhill in two days, while Lindsey Vonn finished tied for ninth Saturday in the second race of her return from injury.

Siebenhofer, who had her first career win in Friday's race, finished a slim 0.04 seconds ahead of Austrian teammate Nicole Schmidhofer.

Downhill world champion Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia came third, 0.51 behind, for her fourth straight podium result.

Vonn made several errors and was 1.36 behind but still moved up six spots from her 15th-placed finish a day earlier.

ADVERTISEMENT

Vonn hyperextended her left knee and sprained a ligament while training in November, delaying the start of her final full season to this weekend. The American needs five more wins to break the all-time World Cup record of 86 held by Swedish standout Ingemar Stenmark before she retires after races in Lake Louise, Alberta, in December.

Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin, who sat out the two downhill races, will return for Sunday's super-G on the Olympia delle Tofane course.

  • don't miss