February 10, 2019 07:17 PM
ARE, Sweden (AP) - Five days after crashing in super-G, Lindsey Vonn bounced back to win the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in the final race of her career.
It's a medal that brings Vonn full circle: The American's two silvers at the 2007 worlds on the same course in Sweden were the first two major championship medals of her career.
Vonn becomes the first female skier to win medals at six different world championships. It's also her fifth downhill medal at worlds, matching the record established by Annemarie Moser-Proell and Christel Cranz.
Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia won gold with a virtually flawless run from No. 9 in the field to top her rival and become the first woman to retain the world downhill title since Maria Walliser in 1989. Stuhec finished 0.23 seconds ahead of Corinne Suter of Switzerland and 0.49 ahead of Vonn.
Updated: February 10, 2019 07:17 PM
Created: February 10, 2019 06:58 PM
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