Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vonn Finishes 13th in Return to World Cup Downhill Event

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vonn Finishes 13th in Return to World Cup Downhill Event

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Racing for the first time in 322 days, Lindsey Vonn had to settle for 13th place Sunday in an unusual women's World Cup downhill in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, with an unexpected winner, Christine Scheyer of Austria.

Not being able to push out of the start gate as usual, the American was more than half a second off the lead at the first split and finished 1.54 behind the Austrian. In only her fourth World Cup downhill start, Scheyer beat Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein by 0.39 seconds. Jacqueline Wiles of the United States was 0.54 behind in third for her first career podium.

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