Vonn wins World Cup downhill title ahead of Fenninger

MERIBEL, France (AP) — Lindsey Vonn clinched the World Cup downhill title for the seventh time by winning the last race in the discipline at the season-ending finals on Wednesday.

The American finished 0.24 seconds clear of Elisabeth Goergl and .30 ahead of Nicole Hosp. Both are Austrian.

Austrian racer Anna Fenninger finished second in the downhill standings.

She trailed Vonn by 35 points heading into the race, and failed to make an impact on the Roc de Fer course, finishing nearly one second behind Vonn in eighth place.

Vonn, who raced immediately after her, increased her speed on the bottom section to clinch a 66th career race win. She is the all-time leader in wins.

Some fans near the finish held up banners saying “Congrats Lindsey” as she raised her poles triumphantly.