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Abandoned race hands Lindsey Vonn super-combined title

Lindsey Vonn
Vonn began skiing aged two and is the most successful US skier of all time

Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn won the super-combined World Cup title after the final event of the season was abandoned because of gale-force winds.

With the World Cup finals in Germany just days away, organisers opted not to switch Friday's race in Switzerland.

After the only two races in the discipline, Vonn had a 10-point lead.

The 25-year-old American, who also leads the overall and downhill World Cup standings, has already won the World Cup super-G title this term.

It continues a dominant run of form for Vonn, who became the first American gold medallist in the downhill at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver last month.

606: DEBATE

Soon after wrapping up the super-G title with two races to spare, Vonn injured her right leg while training in Austria.

However, she battled back to win gold in the downhill at Whistler ahead of fellow American Julia Mancuso, but then missed out on a double gold after falling in the slalom portion of the super-combined event.



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