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Vonn claims third win of season

Vonn is delighted after sealing an emphatic super-combi win at Val d'Isere.
Vonn is delighted after sealing an emphatic super-combi win at Val d'Isere.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lindsey Vonn claims third win of the season in super-combi at Val d'Isere
  • American joins second-placed Maria Riesch at the top of the World Cup standings
  • Aksel Lund Svindal wins men's World Cup super-G at Val Gardena in Italy

(CNN) -- American superstar Lindsey Vonn claimed her third World Cup win of the season with victory in a super-combined race at Val D'Isere in the French Alps on Friday.

Vonn showed she is running into form ahead of next February's Winter Olympics in Vancouver with a dominant display in the two-discipline event.

She led by 1.52 seconds after the downhill and preformed safely in the slalom to seal a victory which lifts her level in the overall World Cup standings with second-placed Maria Riesch of Germany.

Elisabeth Goergl of Austria claimed third place, 1.39 seconds behind.

She denied Vonn a hat-trick of wins in Lake Louise earlier this season after the American had claimed two downhill victories at the resort in the Canadian Rockies, but could only finish second in the super-G.

Vonn, the two-time overall World Cup champion, was claiming her 25th World Cup success.

Sweden's Anja Paerson and Austria's Michaela Kirchgasser finished tied on time for fourth place, with the latter having the fastest slalom run.

In men's World Cup action on Friday, Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal claimed victory in the super-G at Val Gardena in Italy.

It was his first win of the season after recovering from a leg injury and the 13th of his career.

The Norwegian clocked a time of one minute 38.35 seconds with Carlo Janka of Switzerland in second place, 0.12 seconds behind.

Patrick Staudacher of Italy claimed the final podium position.

Bode Miller of the United States finished in fifth place while super-G world champion Didier Cuche of Switzerland did not finish his run.