Victory boosts Vonn's World Cup hopes

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn on the way to victory in Saturday''s Super-G race at St. Moritz.

Story highlights

  • American skier Lindsey Vonn wins her 57th World Cup race on Saturday
  • The defending champion is now 167 points behind overall leader Tina Maze
  • The Slovenian was second in Super G after winning Friday's Super Combined
  • Vonn is making up for lost time after an illness earlier this season
Lindsey Vonn has a lot of ground to make up if she is to win her fifth World Cup crown, but the American skier is giving it her all.
Having failed to finish Friday's Super Combined race at Saint Moritz in Switzerland, the 28-year-old bounced back to win the Super G event on Saturday to stay in overall title contention.
Vonn is 167 points behind leader Tina Maze of Slovenia, who followed up her Friday with with second place ahead of another U.S. skier, Julia Mancuso, on a course shortened due to poor visibility.
It was Vonn's 57th World Cup race victory, the second best tally in women's alpine racing, and her 20th in a discipline that she has dominated for the past four years.
She is now third overall, four points behind Germany's Maria Hofl-Riesch, as she battles back after her early season was hit by a serious stomach ailment that put her in hospital.