Vonn makes it three from three in Lake Louise, Fenninger second
Lindsey Vonn made it a clean sweep of the three races in Lake Louise with victory in the Super G race that wrapped up the racing this weekend. It was the perfect tonic for the American after what has been a self admitted trying time for her. Having completed a hat trick in Haus in 2009 once before, Vonn ““couldn’t be happier, I didn’t really expecting while coming here. It was a tough week and this is exactly what I needed. A hat-trick is a rare thing to do.” Anna Fenninger made it a double success on the podium for the HEAD World Cup Rebels by taking second place.
The margin of victory may not have been as emphatic as in the Downhill races but Vonn felt like she had “skied better the previous days but a win is a win.” Vonn is a strong character when has her race skis one and never gives up: “I didn’t feel all that strong on top, but really attacked at the bottom and ended up having an amazing day.” It is this determination that has seen her now have 45 World Cup wins in her career.
“When I was younger, if you would have asked me if I would have had this many wins, I would have said you were crazy,” said Vonn. “This is far beyond what I expected to do in my career, I feel extremely lucky to do what I love to do every day.”
After the recent health issues, Anna Fenninger made sure that she was on the podium for the first time this season. “It was a really good run, especially in the steep section,” Fenninger said “I had some really good speed. I’m very happy with my run, it was perfect. While Lindsey was behind in the steep section, for a moment I though maybe I could beat her, but in the flats she is so strong and she is the best at the moment so she deserved to win.” To be less than two tenths behind Vonn when she is in this kind of form; is impressive.
With two places taken on the podium, Maria Hoefl-Riesch placed 5th and Lizzi Goergl took eighth to make it four racers in the top eight finishers.
Next up it is off home for Lindsey Vonn and the World Cup tour as they make a rescheduled trip to Beaver Creek: “I am so excited to go to Beaver Creek, it’s going to be such an awesome race, to finally be able to race at home, five minute from where I live and to have the support of my friends and family there is going to be amazing,” said Vonn.
1. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
2. Anna Fenninger (AUT) HEAD
3. Julia Mancuso (USA)
5. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) HEAD
8. Lizzi Goergl (AUT) HEAD
13. Kajsa Kling (SWE) HEAD
16. Anja Paerson (SWE) HEAD
22. Margret Altacher (AUT) HEAD