“It’s Wrapped Up!” Lindsey Vonn Wins Her Fourth World Cup Ski Title
Lindsey Vonn continues to prove her status as American ski royalty.
Adding another award to her expanding trophy case, Lindsey secured her fourth overall World Cup title, becoming the first American to achieve this feat. Phil Mahre had been the only previous American to win three overall World Cup titles; Lindsey is now in a league of her own.
Along with her title count, Lindsey posted some equally impressive stats. With her giant slalom win to clinch the World Cup title, she became only the fifth woman to win a World Cup race in all five disciplines. It was also her overall 52nd victory, which puts her third on the all time list behind Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell (62) and Swiss Vreni Schneider (55).
“I don’t know what to say,” an emotional Vonn said. “I’m just really excited, I’m thrilled. It’s crazy.”
By clinching the title with five races remaining in the season, Lindsey can breathe easy until the finals, although she does have one more personal milestone in her sights. 1,970 points were enough to ensure her the 2011-2012 World Cup title, but with five races remaining, Lindsey has the potential to be the first woman to surpass 2,000 points in a season, a goal that she has been personally determined to achieve.
“Anything is possible, but it’s going to be really difficult,” Vonn said when talking about the illusive 2,000 point mark. “I’m going to have to execute in every race and seize the opportunity like I did today.”
Congratulations to Lindsey for her total alpine domination!