Friday, March 5, 2010

Lindsey Vonn wins the World Cup Super Combined Title

Just turned on Universal Sports to find out the Super Combined is canceled.  There was talk of adding a Slalom after tomorrow's regular Downhill but that isn't going to happen now.  
Lindsey Vonn was crowned super-combined World Cup champion after final event of the season in SUI was abandoned because of gale-force winds.  
Winning the super combined title!
The Super Combined race was cancelled today due to high winds. As a racer you want the races to be safe and fair so I think the officials made the right decision in cancelling. Here is what the FIS website wrote on the matter - "The Jury has unanimously decided to cancel today's Ladies' Super Combined in Crans-Montana (SUI) according to the rules. Due to the fact that there is no reserve day available, the SC will not be replaced. The further program in Crans -Montana will stay as scheduled, Saturday DH and Sunday SG." So I think that means I won the Super Combined title! Obviously this isn't the way I wanted to win the title, but I will take it none the less. It's an outdoor sport and anything can happen. Sometimes these decisions go your way like in this case, and sometimes they don't its just part of our sport. Hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow for the DH! 
 Current Overall World Cup Standings
1. Lindsey Vonn          1311
2. Maria Riesch           -137
3. Anja Paerson          -425
4. Kathrin Zettel          -482
5. Tina Maze               -610

Congratulations Lindsey!  Watch Saturday's downhill live at 4 a.m. ET on!
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