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Lindsey Vonn: American chasing World Cup win record

Published 1307 GMT (2107 HKT) January 13, 2017
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Lindsey Vonn clinched her eighth World Cup downhill title for a record 20th crystal globe in 2016 despite missing the end of the season to recover from a hairline fracture of her left knee. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Can Vonn become the GOAT? The 32-year-old is just 10 World Cup wins behind the all-time record of 86, held by Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
After just nine weeks out, she is ready to return to skiing after a broken arm and severe nerve damage in her right hand, at this weekend's World Cup races in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
She fractured her left knee in February 2016 in a crash during a World Cup super-G race in Soldeu, Andorra, but raced the combined event the next day before calling an end to her season. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Vonn bagged her 37th World Cup downhill win in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, in January 2016 to move ahead of Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell's record. She added another victory a couple of weeks later in Garmisch, Germany. Francis Bompard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Vonn's public profile went galactic when she dated star golfer Tiger Woods for two years from 2013-2015. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Golden girl Vonn won the Olympic downhill at Whistler in 2010 and added bronze in the super-G. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Vonn won the first of three straight World Cup overall titles in 2008 at the age of 23. She added a fourth in 2012, but is still chasing Moser-Proell's record of six overall crystal globes. Agence Zoom/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Lindsey Kildow -- as she was then before marrying fellow skier Thomas Vonn -- won her first World Cup race with victory in the downhill at Lake Louise, Canada, in 2004. DAVE BUSTON/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
She made her Olympic debut in Salt Lake City in 2002 as a 17-year-old, finishing 32nd in slalom and sixth in the combined slalom/downhill event. DON EMMERT/AFP/AFP/Getty Images