Skiing: Three in a row for irresistible Vonn

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The American Lindsey Vonn thrashed her rivals again to secure a hat-trick of wins at the weekend in the Austrian resort of Haus Im Ennstal after taking victory in a World Cup Super-G yesterday.

Winner of both downhills held the two previous days, Vonn's feat matched that of Germany's Katja Seizinger in Lake Louise in 1997. "Another record. I'm pretty proud of it," Vonn said, "even if there was a hell of a pressure with everybody expecting me to do it. I'm incredibly proud."

Yesterday's race was all the more important as it was Vonn's first victory in a Super-G this season. Vonn last year took the discipline's world title away from Anja Paerson and the Swede was second in Haus, 0.53sec behind. The last place on the podium was shared by Italy's Nadia Fanchini and Martina Schild of Switzerland.

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