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Lindsey Vonn breaks World Cup downhill wins record

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Thirty-seven.

That's how many World Cup downhill victories Lindsey Vonn has in her career – enough to break the all-time record.

Earlier this month, the Minnesota-born skier tied Annemarie Moser-Pröll’s all-time record set in 1980. And on Saturday in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, she broke it.

It was on the same course Vonn broke Moser-Pröll’s record for overall women's victories record last year, Sports Illustrated reports.

She told reporters following the race that she was "really nervous" because there was a lot of pressure on the race, but she tried to "stay focused" and was able to "pull it off," the publication notes.

And Saturday's win moves her to 74 career World Cup wins across all disciplines – that's 12 shy of Ingemar Stenmark's all-time record of 86, CNN says.

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On Sunday, Vonn won the World Cup super-G event, which was her 11th career victory in Cortina. The win broke the resort record for number of wins, which was set by Renate Goetschl, The Associated Press reports.

This weekend, Vonn also revealed she recently adopted a puppy – Lucy, a cavalier king spaniel – to help her combat the loneliness and depression she's been feeling as of late. Read more about that here in a story by The Associated Press.

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