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Lindsey Vonn returns to skiing in Austria

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By Euronews
Lindsey Vonn returns to skiing in Austria

American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn is back on the World Cup circuit this week in Austria just nine weeks after surgery.

The four-time overall World Cup champion will hit the slopes for the first time this season since severely fracturing her right arm in November during a training crash in Colorado.

Vonn has undergone an intensive rehabilitation program over the last few months.

Last year the 2010 Olympic downhill champion led the World Cup standings until her season came to halt in February when she fractured her left knee in a super-G crash in Andorra.

In January of 2016 she surpassed Austrian Moser-Proell’s record for most downhill wins with her 37th victory in the discipline.

The 32 year-old will join the women for training runs in Altenmarkt on Thursday and Friday and is scheduled to compete in the downhill on Saturday and the combined event on Sunday.

Vonn has amassed 76 World Cup wins and is only 10 away from the all-time record held by Ingemar Stenmark.