Lindsey Vonn: I wanted to end my career at Cortina worlds
Having retired from racing in 2019, Vonn is offering her thoughts on the 2021 world championships in Cortina in a diary with the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, file)EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn is the most successful female ski racer of all-time with 82 career World Cup victories. A former overall champion and the winner of 30 World Cup races, it marked a major breakthrough after three silvers and three bronzes at worlds and Olympics. A lot of successful World Cup racers never actually win a world championship gold medal. Executing on one day for the Olympics or world championships is always one of the more challenging things to do in our sport.
Goggia wins 4th straight World Cup downhill to match Vonn
Italy's Sofia Goggia celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)CRANS-MONTANA – CRANS-Olympic champion Sofia Goggia is dominating the World Cup downhill season like no woman since ski great Lindsey Vonn. Goggia won her fourth straight downhill on Saturday to tie a World Cup streak by Vonn in 2018. Vonn's best streak in World Cup downhill was six straight wins in 2009-10, according to the ski-db.com database. Vonn won four straight World Cup downhills from January to March 2018.
US skiers step out of Shiffrin’s shadow with strong results
United States' Breezy Johnson holds the trophy after finishing third in a alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Val d'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec.19, 2020. Shiffrin was responsible for all 34 American podium results on the women’s circuit in the past two seasons, but three months into the current campaign, two team members have scooped top-three results as well. The season has also brought a string of career-best results for Nina O’Brien, Keely Cashman and AJ Hurt. “I am really excited about and proud of our team,” Shiffrin said after placing third in the year-end night slalom in Semmering, Austria, on Tuesday. That same season Shiffrin won her second overall title while Alice McKennis Duran and Jacqueline Wiles also scored podium results.