Vonn Wins Fourth Straight World Cup
ARE, Sweden (Dec. 12, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) scored her 71st World Cup victory, and her first giant slalom victory since 2013, Saturday on a wind-shortened course. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) did not start after sustaining a pre-race injury.
Shiffrin pulled out of the race with a possible right knee injury sustained during the morning warm up. As a precautionary measure, she is being evaluated further. She has actively engaged in talking about it on her social media.
Here's an update- I fell during free skiing on the race hill and I'm waiting for an MRI this afternoon to see what's going on.. Cross your fingers and get psyched to watch the second run for the men in Val D'isere and women here in re. @lindseyvonn is in the lead so cheer hard for her! As she would say - #youcantslowmedown
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High winds forced race officials to push the start down to the reserve location – eliminating several gates from the course – as well as causing a 15-minute delay.
“I love racing here in Are under the lights,” Vonn said, who won the Are GS in 2012. “This is my second GS win here. It’s just been a great season so far, and congratulations to all the other racers as well – so happy.”
Behind Vonn, Austria’s Eva-Maria Bren was second and Italy’s Federica Brignone rounded out the podium in third at 0.35
- Saturday’s GS victory was Lindsey Vonn’s 71st overall World Cup win. It was her first World Cup GS victory sine March 2013 at Maribor
- Mikaela Shiffrin sustained a possible right knee injury warming up prior to the race. She is being further evaluated.
- Watch the women's GS on Universal HD at 4:30 p.m. ET.
- Next up, the slalom is on Sunday with live streaming starting at 4:30 a.m. ET on NBC Live Extra. Universal HD will air the slalom at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday.
I am so happy. I love racing here in Are under the lights. This is my second GS win here. It’s just been a great season so far.
I tried to be smart on the bottom where it was turny and some of the girls had some trouble. I think I may have given away too much time there, but still I was attacking the whole time trying to arc and I was fast.
Women’s giant slalom results