Lindsey Vonn equals Ingemar Stenmark's World Cup record

Lindsey Vonn
Vonn missed the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics through injury

Lindsey Vonn has equalled Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark's record of 19 World Cup titles.

The American won Thursday's super-G race to match Stenmark's mark, a day after winning a record-equalling seventh downhill title.

Vonn's World Cup win in Meribel was her 67th, a women's record.

The 30-year-old said: "Ingemar is a legend in our sport and someone I've always idolised. I'm honoured to be mentioned in the same sentence as him."

On chasing Stenmark's record of 86 World Cup wins from the 1970s and 80s, she added: "Mathematically it's definitely possible, but it's not my goal. My goal is just to keep winning races."

Vonn picked up a crystal globe, her 19th, as super-G's best performer over the season.

"I knew I had to win the race to win the globe," added Vonn, who had watched closest rival Anna Fenninger of Austria set the fastest time just four runners before.

Vonn only returned to racing at the start of this season after two serious knee injuries.

Earlier this year, she overtook Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year women's record of 62 career World Cup wins.

Meribel is the final World Cup meeting of the season.

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