Lindsey Vonn broke the women’s World Cup downhill wins record with her 37th victory in the discipline in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Saturday.
Vonn prevailed by .28 of a second over Canadian Larisa Yurkiw, with Swiss Lara Gut taking third in the Dolomites resort. Full results are here.
“There was a lot of pressure,” Vonn told media in Cortina. “The more people talk about the records, the harder it is to break them.”
It marked Vonn’s 74th World Cup win overall, moving closer to retired Swede Ingemar Stenmark‘s record 86, her 10th victory in Cortina and seventh this season.
“No, no, no, no, stop talking about Ingemar,” Vonn said. “I can’t start calculating the numbers because it just gets in my head, and it makes it a lot harder than it needs to be. I just need to ski solid and not have any mistakes and then the results will come, and then the records will come. But you can’t put the cart before the horse.”
Vonn surpassed retired Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll‘s mark of 36 career World Cup downhill wins.
The 2010 Olympic downhill champ also moved within 10 points of Gut in the standings for the World Cup overall title, the biggest prize in the sport this season with no Olympics or World Championships. The season is a little past the halfway point and will end in March.
Vonn will pass Gut if she wins her 75th World Cup race Sunday, a super-G in Cortina (NBC Sports Live Extra, 5:30 a.m. ET).