Lindsey Vonn: US skier wins first race since return from injury

    Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after winning the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

    Story highlights

    • Vonn wins first race since injury return
    • Lara Gut finishes second
    • Gut claims Sunday's super-G, Vonn ninth
    • Dave Ryding equals British best in Kitzbuehel slalom

    (CNN)An emotional Lindsey Vonn claimed the 77th World Cup win of her career after a scintillating downhill run in only her second race since returning from a broken arm.

    The American pipped Swiss star Lara Gut to victory by just 0.15 seconds and finished 0.48 seconds ahead of home favorite Viktoria Rebensburg in third.
      "It feels amazing. I just got to the bottom, and I cried," a teary-eyed Vonn told FIS Ski after her second run at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
        "I worked really hard to come back and you know, I feel like sometimes I come back so quickly, everyone forgets how much time and energy, blood, sweat and tears it takes to come back without any training and just jump in there.
        "And I had to trust myself and my team and my technician, and we all did our best and today was just amazing."
        After fin