Lindsey Vonn eyeing FIS World Cup downhill success in St. Moritz

Lindsey Vonn has won four World Cup races in St. Moritz heading into this weekend's meeting in Switzerland.

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Lindsey Vonn will have more records in her sights when she attempts to secure yet another FIS World Cup downhill victory in St. Moritz on Saturday.

The American has secured more World Cup wins than any other woman following her super-G success at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Monday.

Vonn took her tally to 63 victories with that triumph in Italy and after starting the week on such a high note, she will be eyeing a fourth downhill win of the season in Switzerland this weekend.

The 30-year-old is now just four victories away from equalling Annemarie Moser-Proll's World Cup downhill record of 36 and will be attempting to win back-to-back downhill races for the second time this season.

It is three years since St. Moritz hosted a downhill World Cup race and Vonn, who leads Tina Maze in the downhill standings by 125 points, came out on top on that occasion.

Vonn will be the first female skier to win five World Cup races in St Moritz if she tops the podium again on Saturday.

A new downhill course will be used this weekend as a test for the World Cup finals next year and the World Championships in 2017.

And Vonn, who was fastest in training on Thursday before being 0.79 seconds off the pace on Friday, is relishing the challenge that the new course will provide.

She said: "It's nice to have a new course especially for the World Championships.

"It's definitely different from the former course, you can not really compare it. You can definitely make some dynamic turns. You have to be a good glider, but you definitely have to have some good tactics. I think it's fun."

Tina Weirather set the pace in Friday's second and final practice session and is determined to repeat that feat when it matters most.

"My run went really well and I had a lot of fun," she said. "I was quite lucky with the weather. I had sun all the way down while some others had some shade to deal with.

"Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully I can show again how fast I can ski."

Maze, who has also won four World Cup races in St. Moritz, holds a huge 331-point lead over Anna Fenninger in the overall standings.

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