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Vonn victorious in World Cup downhill

In-form Lindsey Vonn has made a strong recovery from the arm injury she suffered in late December.
In-form Lindsey Vonn has made a strong recovery from the arm injury she suffered in late December.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lindsey Vonn continues her dominance of the women's World Cup downhill season
  • American skier claims her fourth successive victory and second in two days in Austria
  • Vonn extends her overall lead to 99 points over Maria Riesch, who places seventh
  • Men's World Cup giant slalom race in Switzerland called off due to thick fog
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(CNN) -- American skier Lindsey Vonn continued her dominance of the women's World Cup downhill season with a fourth successive victory in Austria on Saturday.

The two-time overall World Cup winner followed up Friday's win at Haus im Ennstal as she beat Switzerland's Nadja Kamer by 0.14 seconds in a time of one minute 9.120 seconds in foggy conditions.

The 25-year-old extended her overall lead to 99 points over Maria Riesch after the German could place only seventh in 1:09.580. Riesch now trails Vonn by 164 points in the downhill standings.

France's Ingrid Jacquemod was third in 1:09.280, ahead of compatriot Marion Rolland (1:09.470), while Sweden's Anja Paerson -- third overall and also in the downhill table -- was fifth as she lost more ground on Vonn.

Vonn's victory further boosts her hopes of success at next month's Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which had been hit when she suffered an arm injury in a giant slalom race at Lienz on December 28.

Meanwhile, the men's World Cup giant slalom race in Switzerland was called off on Saturday due to thick fog.

It had been delayed due to poor visibility, and then not all of the 66 entrants were able to complete the first of two scheduled runs.