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Lindsey Vonn Earns First Super-G Podium Of The Season At Olympic Test Event

By Craig Bohnert | March 04, 2017, 10:40 p.m. (ET)

Lindsey Vonn takes second place in downhill at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on March 04, 2017 in Jeongseon, South Korea.


For the second time in two days, Lindsey Vonn finished second to Italy’s Sofia Goggia on a course that will host Olympic competition less than a year from now.

A three-time Olympian and double medalist at the Vancouver 2010 Games, Vonn recorded her first super-G podium of the season Sunday at the world cup Olympic test event on Jeongseon, South Korea, but missed her 28th career super-G victory by a mere 0.04 seconds. Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec finished third, 0.51 off Goggia’s 1:20.35 winning run, creating a podium that was a carbon copy of Saturday’s downhill.

After nine career podiums but no victories, the Italian has racked up back-to-back wins and matched Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin with 11 podiums this season. The combined difference between Vonn and Goggia in the two Olympic test events was a mere 0.11 seconds after Sunday’s 0.04 margin and Saturday’s 0.07 gap.

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Laurenne Ross followed her fourth-place finish in Saturday’s downhill, her best showing of the season, by taking sixth with a 1:21.60, 1.25 off the leader.

After missing the first two months of the season while recuperating from knee and arm injuries, Vonn secured a spot among the top 25 in the super-G world cup standings with Saturday’s showing, assuring her an invitation to the season final March 16 in Aspen, Colorado.

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