CULTURE Siebenhofer wins downhill, Vonn finishes 10th in her return

CULTURE

Siebenhofer wins downhill, Vonn finishes 10th in her return

AP

20:40, January 18, 2019

Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer claimed her first World Cup victory in a downhill Friday, with Lindsey Vonn finishing outside the top 10 in her return from injury.

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Austria's Ramona Siebenhofer reacts after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Photos: AP)

Siebenhofer finished 0.40 seconds ahead of reigning world champion Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia. Stephanie Venier of Austria was third, 0.46 behind.

Vonn, who was 1.19 behind, struggled on the upper portion of the sun-drenched Olympia delle Tofane course, getting bounced off her line.

"I just struggled with that one icy gate," Vonn said.

Results were not official yet as lower-ranked skiers were still coming down the course.

Cover image: Austria's Ramona Siebenhofer speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

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