Lindsey Vonn wins downhill title despite knee injury

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Lindsey Vonn tweeted this photo out on Feb. 11, 2013, a day after surgery on her knee. She and doctors proclaimed the procedure a success. (Photo: Twitter/@lindseyvonn)

Lindsey Vonn tweeted this photo out on Feb. 11, 2013, a day after surgery on her knee. She and doctors proclaimed the procedure a success. (Photo: Twitter/@lindseyvonn)

LENZERHEIDE, SWITZERLAND (FoxNews) — Lindsey Vonn had the weather on her side this time when it came down to deciding a World Cup title.

According to FoxNews.com, Fog canceled racing on Wednesday, giving the injured Vonn a record sixth straight World Cup downhill title without having to show up on the mountain. The title comes five weeks after a crash and season-ended knee injury for the American.

The cancellation allowed Vonn to retain her title – just one point ahead of overall champion Tina Maze of Slovenia.

”Omg I won the World Cup Downhill title!!!!! 6 in a row with a bum knee!” Vonn wrote on her Facebook page.

Two years ago, Vonn was denied a chance at a fourth straight overall title by similar weather conditions in Lenzerheide. The season-ending giant slalom was canceled and Vonn lost by three points to her good friend Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany.

”Everything in life comes back around,” wrote Vonn, whose title streak is a downhill record in 47 seasons of men’s and women’s World Cup racing.

Maze was trying to become the first woman to win five crystal globes in a season – the overall and four discipline titles – but conceded defeat in a Twitter post to Vonn.

”I guess the DH globe belongs to someone else, Congratulation Lindsey! What goes around comes around!” wrote Maze, who already won the overall title with a record point total.

Hoefl-Riesch, who had a slim chance of winning the downhill title, quickly sent Vonn a message on her Twitter account.

”Congrats to (at)lindseyvonn for the dh globe! Now you know how I felt 2 years ago ;-),” Hoefl-Riesch wrote.

Fog hung on the lower slopes all day and forced the International Ski Federation to cancel the men’s and women’s downhill.

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