Lindsey Vonn finished 10th in a World Cup downhill in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Friday, extending her quest to tie the women’s World Cup wins record by at least one day.
Italian Elena Fanchini won the race, her first World Cup victory since her maiden win Dec. 2, 2005. Canadian Larisa Yurkiw was second, .15 back, for her first World Cup podium, followed by German Viktoria Rebensburg.
Vonn was .88 behind, saying her visibility was hurt by fog and falling snow.
“I charged, but I still had a hard time seeing everything,” Vonn told media at the finish. “The pressure will be there until I break the record.”
Vonn, the 2010 Olympic downhill champion, has 61 career victories, one behind the record held by retired Austrian legend Annemarie Moser-Proell.
Vonn is slated for another downhill Saturday and a super-G Sunday in Cortina d’Ampezzo, where she has won six times in her last 11 starts.
Friday marked a startling result for Vonn, her worst finish in a Cortina speed race in 15 starts dating to a DNF in 2007. Vonn also was fastest in a Thursday downhill training run.