Alpine Programs

Vonn Pushes Overall Point Total to 1,070

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USSA
2012-01-27 06:38
 

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 27) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) pushed her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points total to 1,070 with a super combined victory in bluebird St. Moritz. It was Vonn's seventh victory of the season and now leads the overall chase by 302 points over Slovenian Tina Maze, who was second. Vonn has won in every discipline this season except slalom.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lindsey Vonn won the St. Moritz super combined to bump her World Cup point total to 1,070
  • It was the career 48th World Cup victory for Vonn, who is third on the women's all-time list
  • Vonn now leads Slovenian Tina Maze by 302 points in the overall title chase
  • The Olympic gold medalist also leads the downhill, super G and now super combined standings
  • It was the first super combined of the season due to the Dec. cancelation in Val d'Isere, France
  • Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was 13th, Leanne Smith (North Conway, NH) 18th and Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) 20th
  • Stacey Cook (Mammoth, CA) was 15th in the downhill, but did not start the slalom portion
  • Vonn led after the downhill portion, Smith was fourth and Mancuso fifth prior to the slalom
  • A big group of American fans cheered the U.S. Ski Team in the finish stadium
  • A downhill is slated for Saturday with a second super combined on Sunday in St. Moritz

 

QUOTES
Lindsey Vonn

St. Moritz is a great hill for super combined. I felt like I had a really good downhill run, but I was a little bit nervous. I didn't think I had enough time ahead of the slalom girls, but I put together a solid slalom run to hang onto the lead.

I'm more confident this year in slalom. My equipment is working really well and I feel more sure of myself. A lot of times if I don't have a lot of training in slalom, I lack confidence and you can see it in my body language when I'm skiing. But today I knew what I had to do. I knew where I had to be smart and use good tactics on the pitch and then let it go on the flats.

Everyone is skiing so well right now. We all have so much confidence. Leanne has been really fast in a lot of races and today she put it through the finish in the downhill without any mistakes. She knows she can do it and the same goes for Laurenne and Stacey. Julia has had a lot of success in her career and she knows what to do. We all are excited about the way we are skiing and I think we're all really excited for tomorrow's race.

There's a really solid American contingency here. We actually had some banners in the finish and a big American flag. It was cool to see the American support.

Julia Mancuso
I tried to push it today to see where I can be perfect for (Saturday).  I'm happy with where I am.

Leanne Smith
I know I have the speed, but there's still a few things to fix. I just need to be cleaner in a couple of places.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
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