American Lindsey Vonn of Vail, Colo. took home the gold in the Giant Slalom on Oct. 22 to open the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup on the Rettenbach Glacier in Soelden, Austria. The victory was Vonn's first World Cup GS win, giving her a career sweep in all five World Cup disciplines.
"It has always been a goal for me to win in all five disciplines and I'm very proud to have achieved it," Vonn said. "It means a lot! I have worked really hard to be fast in all events so it is great to see that my work has paid off."
Vonn's 42nd career World Cup win came on arguably the toughest women's GS course on the circuit. She clinched the victory with a stellar bottom portion on her second run, becoming only the fifth woman to complete the career sweep in all five disciplines.
"I didn't want to take too many risks but I knew what I had to do to be fast, especially in the lower gliding section," Vonn said.
She will be back in action on Nov. 12-13 for the next event on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Levi, Finland. In the meantime, don't miss your chance to rub elbows with Vonn and the rest of the U.S. Ski Team in Vail on Nov. 5.