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Vonn breezes in World Cup downhill win

Jan. 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM   |   Comments

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States cruised to victory Saturday in the World Cup women's downhill at St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Vonn posted her 49th career World Cup win with a time of 1 minute, 43.65 seconds, a whopping 1.42 seconds ahead of Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany.

Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein placed third followed by Slovenia's Tina Maze, who was in second place in the overall points standings behind front-runner Vonn.

"I've struggled in St. Moritz in the past and for some reason have always made major mistakes and have never won a downhill here," said Vonn. "Today I just tried to stay really relaxed. I knew where I had to execute the line and I think I did that."

Vonn won the super-combined at St. Moritz Friday and sets her sights on another super-combined victory Sunday, which will includes the super-G and slalom courses.

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