March 12th, 2010
12:45 PM ET

Lindsey Vonn clinches World Cup title

Olympian Lindsey Vonn has locked in her third World Cup Overall Title.

Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn clinched her third straight World Cup Overall title with a super G victory Friday in Germany, according to the U.S. ski team Web site.

"It's so important to me [to win the overall]. The overall title is one of the biggest things you can win in our sport. I always try to give my best every day, but it's a long season,"  Vonn said in an article on the team's site. "The last few years have gone really well for me. It's so hard to say whether you'll be able to win the overall title. To stand here in the finish and have a title in my hand is so rewarding."

Her super G victory also marked her 33rd win in her career, knocking off the record held by Bode Miller, who held the record with 32 wins.

Vonn, a fan favorite, won two Olympic medals, including a gold (when she became the first American to win the women's downhill at the Olympics) in Vancouver, Canada.

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  1. seawife

    Way to go , Miss Vonn. You are the best. Congrats on your BIG win.

    March 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Da Yooper

    So what – except for the downhill, she was a "no-show" at Vancouver when it really counted.

    March 12, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Marc Gendron

    What a babe!!! Go Lindsey GO.....USA, USA!!!

    March 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Robert Shaw

    Lindsey is a incredible athlete and a class act of the mountain.

    March 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Johnne in Seattle

    What a great ride you had in Vacouver, though the snow conditions, weather, and your leg did give you some problems, seeing you do your best was very inspiring!! Now see what great snow and conditions prove, that you can take it to the next level!

    March 12, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nenecats Houston

    Congrats Lindsey! You are awesome to watch. It looks like you fly through the air.
    Here's to a great athlete and to the 34th win.

    March 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. muffinman

    Marry me Lindsey!

    March 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cisco

    Congrats Lindsey, you deserve it.

    March 12, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TIm Williams

    Hope to see her at sochi in 4 years! Go US ski team!

    March 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cebetterre

    Admiration is all I have for you and the rest of women that participate in this demanding and beautifuls competition. Congratulations and keep it up.

    March 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kelly

    Take that Mancuso!!

    March 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sdgman

    she's pretty

    March 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Olivia

    WOW great job Lindsay u reaaly make me feel proud to be a women

    March 13, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |