(CNN) -- American Lindsey Vonn boosted her Winter Olympic preparations by reclaiming top spot in the overall World Cup standings with victory in Friday's women's downhill in Austria.
Vonn maintained her 100 per cent record in World Cup downhill races this season, following early December's double at Lake Louise in Canada, as she triumphed by a comfortable 0.35 seconds at Haus im Ennstal in a time of one minute and 38.84 seconds.
It was her first victory since suffering an arm injury in December 28's giant slalom at Lienz and gave a welcome indicator of her form going into next month's Vancouver Olympics showpiece.
The victory also lifted Vonn 35 points clear of her closest rival for the overall crystal globe, Germany's Maria Riesch, with the possibility of more points to come from the second downhill on Saturday and Sunday's super-G.
Riesch was third on the day behind 2007 world champion Anja Paerson of Sweden, with the trio comfortably clear of fourth-placed Italian Nadia Fanchini.
"This win gives me back my confidence," Vonn told reporters. "I already know where I can do better. I was good at the top but lower down I made some mistakes.
It was the 25-year-old's 26th World Cup victory and her fourth since October.