Lindsey Vonn wins her sixth straight World Cup is making top sports headlines this week, as the LA Times reported this Wednesday, March 13, that the talented skier won another World Cup downhill title today after Wednesday’s race in Switzerland was canceled due to fog. This caused Vonn to win the World Cup by default.
With the news headline, “Lindsey Vonn wins sixth global title”, sources confirmed today that the female athlete won another World Cup — even with a knee injury on account of the fog cancellation.
"Omg I won the World Cup Downhill title!!!!! 6 in a row with a bum knee! Everything in life comes back around," Vonn wrote on Twitter a while after the race was officially canceled.
Lindsey Vonn’s downhill title trophy has now awarded her a record 17th title. Tina Maze of Slovenia, her opponent who lost by a single point due to the race cancellation, was a good sport about the Lindsey Vonn win. Maze wrote on Twitter:
“I guess the DH globe belongs to someone else. Congratulations Lindsey! What goes around comes around!”
Vonn could only participate in five downhill races this season following her Feb. 5 knee injury. She has “vowed” to heal quickly and be ready to ski for her fans by next season.