Alpine Skiing - Vonn wins Lake Louise downhill

Win number 13 at Lake Louise was a lucky number for Lindsey Vonn, who won her second downhill in two days in the Canadian resort in spite of a huge mistake.

The American took a turn so short that she nearly stopped in the top section of the men's Olympic course, yet retained enough speed and strength to upstage all her rivals and snatch her 55th World Cup victory in one minute and 52.90 seconds.

Like in Friday's downhill on the same course, Vonn's compatriot Stacey Cook was second, 0.52 adrift, while Swiss Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden was third, 0.62 behind for only her second World Cup podium placing.

It was Vonn's sixth downhill victory in succession in the village that has been dubbed Lake Lindsey because of the tremendous amount of success by the four times World Cup champion.

Vonn will be going for her 14th victory at Lake Louise in Sunday's Super-G, hoping that the foggy conditions in the past couple of days will improve.