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Lindsey Vonn casts doubt over slalom future ahead of Val d'Isere

Lindsey Vonn cast doubt over her slalom future ahead of this weekend's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill event in Val d'Isere.

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The American returned to action a fortnight ago after a year on the sidelines having undergone two knee operations and also sustaining a fractured shin.

Vonn capped her comeback by winning the downhill event at Lake Louise, taking her within two victories of Annemarie Moser-Proll's record across all disciplines.

The 30-year-old also finished second in the super G in Canada, showing no ill-effects from the injuries that kept her out of this year's Winter Olympics, but says she must now be more selective when it comes to competing.

"I put the focus on speed because, as I"ve said, I had very little training and I feel more and more comfortable, more and more aggressive with each run," she said.

"I don't know if I'll do slalom again. But we'll see. I haven't skied slalom since my injuries, so I don't know how it feels yet."

Vonn is gunning for her first back-to-back downhill wins for the first time since winning three in a row between March and December 2012, and is also closing in on Moser-Proll's downhill record of 36 victories.

One of Vonn's biggest rivals for the win on Saturday will be Tina Maze, who has shown her versatility by claiming three wins in a three different disciplines since the competition started in October.

Maze finished second at Val d'Isere last season, when Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden occupied top step on the podium.

Last year's winner will have to make improvents, though, after finishing 32nd in practice on Friday.

Anna Fenninger topped the timesheets in practice with a time of one minute and 45.93 seconds, ahead of Regina Sterz and Vonn, while Maze was 10th fastest.

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