Vonn bags hat-trick in Alberta for 70th World Cup victory

Sun Dec 6, 2015 5:14pm EST
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(Reuters) - American Lindsey Vonn continued her dominance at Lake Louise when she won the World Cup women's Super-G in Alberta on Sunday to complete a weekend hat-trick.

Vonn notched her 70th career World Cup victory when she demolished the competition, clocking one minute, 19.79 seconds to win by 1.32 seconds from Austrian Tamara Tippler.

Another Austrian, Cornelia Huetter, was third.

The 2010 Olympic downhill champion won both downhill races earlier in the weekend.

It is the third time Vonn has completed a hat-trick at Lake Louise, where she has clinched 18 of her 70 World Cup victories.

“I feel like there were some people that doubted whether I could win today, and especially because Lara (Gut) had won the last couple races here in Super-G,” Vonn told reporters.

“And also my technician made some bets with people, so I felt a little bit like I had to come through.”

Sunday's victory by the 31-year-old was her record 25th in World Cup Super-G, one more than retired Austrian Hermann Maier.

With her overall 70th victory, Vonn increased her record among women, and moved her closer to the overall World Cup record of 86 wins by retired Swede Ingemar Stenmark.   Continued...

First place finisher Lindsey Vonn of the United States takes the podium during the women's Super G race in the FIS alpine skiing World Cup at Lake Louise Ski Resort.  Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports