Lindsey Vonn takes 60th World Cup win on comeback weekend

Lindsey Vonn
Vonn missed the Sochi Winter Olympics through injury

American skier Lindsey Vonn claimed victory in just her second race back after almost a year out through injury.

The four-time overall World Cup champion won the downhill at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, in a time of one minute 50.48 seconds.

The 30-year-old's time was nearly half a second quicker than USA team-mate Stacey Cook, with another American, Julia Mancuso, in third.

Vonn has had a shin fracture and two knee operations in the past two years.

"I fought so hard to be back where I am, at the top of the podium," Vonn said after her 60th World Cup victory.

"It means the world to me, it's just unbelievable. It's like a dream day."

Lindsey Vonn on Instagram
Lindsey Vonn: "What a day! After two blown out knees I'm finally back!"

In her comeback race on Friday, Vonn finished eighth, also in a downhill race, nearly a second down on race winner Tina Maze.

She will continue her comeback in Sunday's Super-G.

Vonn's last World Cup victory came in January 2013 in a giant slalom in Maribor and she is now only two wins short of the all-time record of 62 held by Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell.

Vonn's boyfriend is golf's 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods
Vonn's boyfriend is golf's 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods

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