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Lindsey Vonn's Third Straight World Cup Title?

Lindsey Vonn's Third Straight World Cup Title?

[ March 9, 2010 - 1:02pm ]
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Lindsey Vonn's winning routine
Photo by: Monte Isom
Olympic gold- and bronze-medalist is poised to take her third straight women's overall World Cup title after tomorrow's downhill race in Germany.

Skiing's World Cup finals are starting this week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and you'll never guess who's the big favorite for the women's overall. Perhaps you've heard of her: 2010 Olympics gold- and bronze-medalist, already a two-in-a-row World Cup overall winner, has about 30-odd career World Cup wins... That's right, we're talking about a certain Ms. Lindsey Vonn. America's romping stomping sweetheart has a 245-point lead over German Maria Riesch, and if Vonn skis as she should on Wednesday's downhill race, the first event of the finals, she'll easily take a third straight World Cup overall title. (Vonn has already won six of this season's seven World Cup downhills.) And if she wins Wednesday's event, she'll overtake Bode Miller as the United States' most World-Cup-winningest ski racer. Miller, for his part, will sit out the final event, ostensibly to rest an injured ankle. Miller is not in contention for the overall, and says he's undecided about next season's plans. "I feel like I accomplished everything I wanted to this season so it's nice to just be able to relax," Miller said in a statement issued by the U.S. Ski Team.