Lindsey Vonn wins World Cup downhill

December 2, 2011 - 4:56 PM
Canada Womens World Cup Skiing

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, races down the course during the women's World Cup downhill ski competition in Lake Louise, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup women's downhill Friday at Lake Louise for her ninth career victory at the resort.

The American star finished in 1 minute, 53.19 seconds to beat Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather by 1.95 seconds. Switzerland's Dominique Gisin was third in 1:55.29.

Vonn has won at least one race at Lake Louise in eight straight years.

Another downhill is scheduled for Saturday and a super-G is set for Sunday.