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Vonn clinches overall Cup

Reuters, ARE, SWEDEN

The US’ Lindsey Vonn won this year’s women’s alpine skiing World Cup with victory in yesterday’s giant slalom race.

Vonn now leads her closest rival, Tina Maze, of Slovenia by 554 points with five races — and a maximum 500 points — still remaining in the season.

It is the American’s fourth overall World Cup after she won it in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Vonn has also won the downhill and super-combined World Cup titles this season.

Vonn is ideally placed to add the super-G trophy at the World Cup finals, which take place in Schladming, Austria, next week.

She is also still in contention in the giant slalom competition, trailing Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany by 95 points with one race to go.

Rebensburg finished third in yesterday’s giant slalom, just over a second behind Vonn and half a second behind runner-up Federica Brignone of Italy.

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