20 Mar 2015

Vonn equals Stenmark's record wins

8:41 am on 20 March 2015

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

Vonn won today's super-G race in France to match Stenmark's mark, a day after winning a record-equalling seventh downhill title.

American skier Lindsey Vonn.

American skier Lindsey Vonn. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

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

The 30-year-old says 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 the discipline's best performer over the season.

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 in a super-G race in Italy.

Meribel is the final World Cup meeting of the season.

Get the RNZ app

for ad-free news and current affairs

We have regular online commentary of local and international sport.