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Vonn repeats wish to race against men
Saturday June 11, 2016 - Email this article to a friend

The Queen of speed wants to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics and then take on the men.

The US ski racer, Lindsey Vonn, outlined her plans in a radio interview with ESPN.

"The goal is definitely to make it to the next Olympics in South Korea in 2018, so that's two more seasons, but I'm really hoping for three seasons and I'll tell you why. It's because in my final season, I would like to race against the men in one race," said Lindsey Vonn.

Vonn made a similar push in 2012, petitioning the FIS to allow her to race in the men's downhill in Lake Louise, Canada.

See here for the PlanetSKI story from the time as her bid was turned down and she considered legal action.

"We've started the process of trying to figure out how [racing against men] can be accomplished. It's going to be definitely a hard thing to get done with all the ski federations and everything involved, but that's my goal. ... I'm hoping by like three years I could probably figure out how to accomplish that, fingers crossed," she added.

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Lindsey Vonn has won four World Cup overall championships and is the most successful US ski racer ever with 76 World Cup victories - one Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden has more with 86.

She has won more Crystal Globes.

She collected her 20th one last season beating Stenmark who won 19 from 1975 to 1984.

She won Olympic gold in 2010 but missed the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi through injury.

In all she has won has also won the record eight World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline (2008-2013, 2015, 2016), five titles in super-G (2009-2012, 2015), and three consecutive titles in the combined (2010-2012).


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