Lindsey Vonn won the overall Audi FIS World Cup and poses with the winner's globe in Schladming, Austria. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Alexis Boichard)
SCHLADMING, Austria (March 17) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) hoisted her fourth Audi FIS Alpine overall crystal globe in five seasons Sunday to close the 2012 World Cup Finals in Schladming. Vonn, who was three points short of the overall in 2011, also won the downhill, super G and combined titles for a historic 16 career globes and celebrated the all-time highest women’s point total with 1,980. Her American high 12 World Cup wins on the season pushed her career total to 53, putting her in the elite company with all-time record holder Annemarie Moser-Proell with 62 and Vreni Schneider’s 55.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) won her fourth overall title.
Vonn also won the downhill, super G and combined titles for a record 12 World Cup wins this season.
Vonn has now won 53 World Cups, behind only the all-time marks of Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 62 and Vreni Schneider’s 55.
Vonn scored a women’s record 1,980 points and was close to eclipsing Hermann Maier’s all-time record of 2,000.
The season marked the second time she has won four titles, the first coming in 2010.
In her career, Vonn has amassed 305 World Cup starts, collecting 97 podiums and 53 wins.
She also finished second place in giant slalom, the best of her career, as German Viktoria Rebensburg won the race and the title.
QUOTES Lindsey Vonn I am really happy with the season and it has gone incredibly well. If you had told me at the beginning of the season that I would be second in the giant slalom standings and would win the overall title before the finals I would have said that is awesome, but not possible. It is definitely more than I expected.
This year I have had a lot of fun. I have tried to enjoy every day that I am out on the hill and it's wonderful to have my family and friends around to share this. I have a big group here and they are all supporting me and it has definitely given me a lot of strength.