German skier Maria Riesch beat Lindsey Vonn in the World Cup downhill event Wednesday, though the American is still on track to win her 33rd World Cup title, beating Bode Miller's 32-title record.
Riesch won two gold medals last month at the 2010 Olympics to Vonn's single gold. And today Riesch beat Vonn in her favored event.
Riesch excels in the slower, technical events (slalom and giant slalom) whereas Vonn finds her stride in the faster speed events (downhill and super-G, in which she won gold and bronze medals at Vancouver).
But now, Riesch is beating Vonn the downhill, too. Riesch may not just be the world’s best all-around skier: her win today hints she may soon be the world’s best skier. In every event.