Vonn breaks wins record


Published: Tuesday 20th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Lindsey Vonn set a new record for women’s alpine skiing World Cup wins with her 63rd victory in the super-g at Cortina d’Ampezzo on Monday.

Watched by her boyfriend Tiger Woods, who embraced her at the finish line, Vonn finished 0.85 seconds ahead of Austria’s Anna Fenninger, with Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather in third.

Vonn had equalled the 35-year-old record set by Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell by winning the World Cup downhill race at the same venue on Sunday.

The f our-times overall World Cup winner and 2010 Olympic champion returned this season after a year out with knee injuries sustained in a crash at the 2013 World Championships in Schladming.

She was ruled out of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi but has vowed to keep competing for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Watching Vonn came at a cost for Woods, though, who had a tooth knocked out after being hit in the face by a video camera.

“During a crush of photographers at the awards’ podium, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged towards the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth,” his agent Mark Steinberg was quoted as saying on the BBC Sport website.

“Woods’ tooth was knocked out by the incident.”

Published: Tuesday 20th January 2015 by The News Editor

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