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Lindsey Vonn Wins Fourth Overall World Cup: Best Stuff of the Week

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistMarch 12, 2012

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It's the second week in March, and as the World Cup season slowly winds down, Lindsey Vonn is speeding up.

Vonn needs no introduction. She's outgoing, savvy with the media and an absolute stunner.

She can ski a little bit too. Actually, she's the most decorated American ski racer ever. She holds victories in 52 individual World Cup races (an American record) and with her win in the Giant Slalom stage in Sweden, Vonn now holds four overall World Cup titles—more than any other American ski racer in history.

The Giant Slalom victory was only Vonn's second career win in that event, but she now sits with 1,808 World Cup points this season and is targeting the 2,000-point plateau, a goal once thought unattainable for a racer.

Vonn was tied with fellow American Phil Mahre with three overall World Cup titles and now possesses the U.S. record all herself. She was also deadlocked with famed female champions Janica Kostelic, Vreni Schneider and Petra Kronberger, who all won three overall cups during their careers.

Now, Vonn seeks to tie and surpass Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell, who won six World Cup titles in her career.

Lindsey Vonn's fourth overall World Cup title is Bleacher Report's Best Stuff of the Week.

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