cloudyn.png
Friday November 15th, 2019 9:18PM

Vonn amps up Olympic preps with World Cup downhill win

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn amped up her Olympic preparations by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin on Saturday.

Vonn clocked 1 minute, 36.48 seconds on the sun-drenched Olympia delle Tofane course for a 0.92-second advantage over Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein.

Vonn's U.S. teammate Jacqueline Wiles finished third, 0.98 behind, for her second career podium result.

It was Vonn's record 12th win in Cortina and 79th in her career, moving her within seven of Ingemar Stenmark's record 86 World Cup victories.

Sofia Goggia of Italy, the winner of the past two downhills, lost control landing a jump and did not finish.

The Pyeongchang Olympics begin Feb. 9.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Halep shows new mental strength in epic Aussie Open match
Simona Halep says she was "almost dead" after her grueling 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 third-round win over Lauren Davis that equaled the longest match at the Australian Open in terms of games played
6:18AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptials
A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by marrying two flight attendants while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament
6:13AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Vonn amps up Olympic preps with World Cup downhill win
Lindsey Vonn amped up her Olympic preparations by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin on Saturday
5:52AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics
The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal
4:13AM ( 2 hours ago )
Long haul: No. 1 Halep fends off Davis in 3:45 marathon
Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally finished off a 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 victory after a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon against American Lauren Davis to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open
2:59AM ( 3 hours ago )
Syracuse women making slow strides on basketball court
Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman dealing with inexperience as he tries to recapture some of the magic that produced a program-record 30 victories two years ago
2:44AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Sports
Halep shows new mental strength in epic Aussie Open match
Simona Halep says she was "almost dead" after her grueling 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 third-round win over Lauren Davis that equaled the longest match at the Australian Open in terms of games played
6:18AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptials
A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by marrying two flight attendants while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament
6:13AM ( 16 minutes ago )
French president warns: UK can't maintain full access to EU
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's market
5:42AM ( 47 minutes ago )
Talks open at Korean Olympic unity meeting in Switzerland
Olympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month
5:31AM ( 58 minutes ago )
Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round; Halep in long-haul win
Angelique Kerber is the only major winner remaining in the Australian Open women's draw after ending Maria Sharapova's comeback tour to Melbourne Park
5:11AM ( 1 hour ago )