Lindsey Vonn wins World Cup downhill

By the Associated Press | December 2, 2011 | 4:56 PM EST

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, races down the course during the women's World Cup downhill ski competition in Lake Louise, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup women's downhill Friday at Lake Louise for her ninth career victory at the resort.

The American star finished in 1 minute, 53.19 seconds to beat Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather by 1.95 seconds. Switzerland's Dominique Gisin was third in 1:55.29.

Vonn has won at least one race at Lake Louise in eight straight years.

Another downhill is scheduled for Saturday and a super-G is set for Sunday.