Skiing: American Lindsey Vonn wins super-G title to take World Cup wins to a record 63

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, ITALY (AFP) - American superstar Lindsey Vonn claimed a record 63rd World Cup success with victory in the women's super-G at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Monday.

The 30-year-old ski great had set herself up for the history-making feat when drawing level with Austrian legend Annemarie Moser-Proell's previous record women's tally of 62 wins between 1970 and 1980 at the Italian resort 24 hours earlier.

The Olympic downhill champion in 2010 and world champion in the discipline in 2009 could have reached the landmark earlier but for a lengthy absence due to injury.

The four-time overall World Cup champion rewrote the record books when beating Austrian Anna Fenninger (00.85sec) and Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein (00.92) on the slope where she had first climbed a World Cup podium 11 years previously.

Slovenia's Tina Maze, who leads the overall standings, came in fourth, almost one second behind.

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