Lindsey wins seventh World Cup Downhill title!

Today (Mar 18.) Lindsey clinched the World Cup Downhill title for the seventh time by winning the last Downhill of the season in Méribel/FRA. It was her seventh win this season, her 66th World Cup career victory and she captured her 18th crystal globe.

Lindsey finished the Roc de Fer course in Méribel, in one minute, 29.87 seconds, 0.24 seconds ahead of Elisabeth Goergl from Austria. Another Austrian, Nicole Hosp, was 0.3 seconds behind, finishing in third.
Lindsey got in the World Cup finals with a 35 point lead over Austria’s Anna Fenninger. After Fenninger had a troubling run to drop into fourth, Lindsey needed a top-15 place to take the title. But “Crystal-Lindsey” just knows full throttle! She went out charging the soft snow and she skied with confidence in springtime conditions, increasing her speed on the bottom to win the crystal globe #18. “It’s incredible after being out with two knee operations it is just amazing to be sitting where I am today,” said Lindsey after the win. “I’m so proud and happy and I really have to thank the people that supported me and got me back to where I am now.”
With her 18th season title of her career Lindsey moved closer to the record of another skiing legend: It leaves her one short of the mark set by Ingemar Stenmark from Sweden, who won 19th World Cup titles. She can tie that record on tomorrow’s (Mar. 19.) Super-G race, in which she has a slim lead of 8 points in the Super-G standings over Anna Fenninger. The last Super-G of the season kicks-off at 11:30 local time.



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