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Vonn Winner of World Downhill Title in Bulgaria
Updated: 2009-03-10

Vonn Winner of World Downhill Title in Bulgaria

Lindsey Vonn of the United States has claimed the downhill championship crown in Bansko. Although coming 12th in the second downhill race, Vonn was the suprise winner. It was Austrian Andrea Fischbacher who won the race but overall top dog was Vonn.

Vonn is the only American since Picabo Street  (1995-96) to claim the Title and at 24, it is her second straight title win. Her time of 1m48secs clinched her the title.

The Austrian Andrea Fischbacher, better known as a Super-G specialist, won the downhill race in Bulgaria in a time of one minute, 45.81 seconds.

Tina Maze of Slovenia came home in second while Fabienne Suter, who claimed her maiden downhill win in Bansko on Friday, was third.

Fischbacher's success was the first by an Austrian woman in a World Cup downhill since Renate Goetschl in March 2007.

In the overall World Cup standings, Vonn remains on course to retain her crown. She leads Germany's Riesch by 336 points.
Anja Paerson, who currently sits third, failed to finish a race for the third time in succession.

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2009 final super-G race will be held later Saturday as top class skiing made a headline return to Bulgaria after 25 years absence.

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