No harm in getting a little competition to warm up before heading to the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, North Korea in the next few days. On Sunday, Lindsey Vonn claimed the title for the World Cup downhill, her third in the last two months and her second for the weekend.
“Two wins is as good as it gets, really. It’s just been a perfect weekend,” she said. “It has really been the exact preparation that I was hoping for going into South Korea.”
The 2010 Olympics downhill gold medal winner is trying to claim another gold medal in PyeongChang after missing the Sochi Games in 2014 due to a knee injury.
But PyeongChang won’t be the end of her story as she wants to chase the record of World Cup win set by Ingemar Stenmark back in the 80s. The 33-year-old already has 81, just five short of Stenmark’s record.
Vonn would be the first to admit that she’s getting a little greedy. But after having tasted the euphoria of winning, she wants to win some more.
“For sure, I will ski another season and see how high I can get the number. I know I can continue to win, I just don’t know for how long,” she said, adding that her plan is to keep competing until her body could no longer do so and when the smoke clears, see where she ends up in the record books.
But for the Olympics, the 33-year-old said that she’s getting more confidence on his skiing and equipment that she feels she will do well. Her World Cup wins only added to her confidence about her chances.
“Everything is coming together better than I could have hoped or planned for,” she said. “I’m just really looking forward to skiing the same way or even better than I skied this weekend — full charge. No holding back.”