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Ski Championship Lindsey Vonn breaks Alpine Skiing World Cup record with super-G win

Lindsey Vonn wrote another chapter in FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup history with a superb showing at Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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Lindsey Vonn broke the record for the most women's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup wins with victory in the super-G at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Monday.

The American's place among the pantheon of skiing greats has long been secured thanks to four overall World Cup titles, two World Championship golds and an Olympic downhill title.

But Vonn has returned to her best this season after finally recovering from a devastating knee injury at the 2013 World Championships that she aggravated in training while attempting to secure a place at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

And she provided yet another example of her brilliance with triumph in the Italian Alps, a success that marked her 63rd in the World Cup, surpassing the previous best set by Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proll.

Vonn had matched the record by winning Sunday's downhill race, which was delayed by a day due to too much snow, and carried that momentum into the super-G that was pushed back as a result of the change in the schedule.

A time of one minute and 27.03 seconds proved enough to seal victory for Vonn as she beat Austrian Anna Fenninger (1:27.88) - who won the overall title last season - to top spot on the podium.

Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather (1:27.95) was third, while overall leader and two-time Olympic gold medallist Tina Maze (1:28.02) finished tied for fourth with Cornelia Hutter ahead of Switzerland's Lara Gut (1:28.19).

Despite her record-breaking victory, Vonn is well off the pace in the overall standings, sitting in fourth place with 538 points, 434 behind Slovenian Maze.

Fenninger is second with 641 points, with Vonn's compatriot Mikaela Shiffrin in third with 605.

Vonn will attempt to cut in to Maze's lead again this weekend with victories in the downhill and super-G races at St Moritz.

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