ST MORITZ - American Lindsey Vonn made up for a disappointing downhill performance by powering to a stunning victory in Sunday's super-G in St Moritz. It was Vonn's 64th World Cup victory, the 30-year-old having drawn level with, and then passed, the previous all-time record of 62 set by Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proll last weekend in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Starting with bib number 17, Vonn laid down a near-perfect descent of the upper and middle sections, with just two minor mistakes on the tricky, tight bottom third. Tiger Woods' girlfriend touched speeds in excess of 87kph as she timed 1min 23.55sec down the 1.9-kilometre-long Engiadina course, the perfect boost before next month's World Ski Championships on home snow in Colorado. "I'm ready for Vail! I feel confident," she said, with the world super-G slated as the opening event on February 3.

"I'm skiing well and hopefully it will be a good world championships for me. I have a lot of confidence after having a few days of training at Beaver Creek. "It's a very difficult hill and one that requires a lot of tactics. But I am confident. I'm going to go in and ski my best like I always have and hopefully it will work out."

Turning to the St Moritz run, Vonn said: "It was definitely a difficult course today. There was a lot of terrain and tricky parts. "After a bad day comes a good day," she said in reference to her botched downhill. "Yesterday I risked a lot and it didn't pay off. Today I risked a lot and it did pay off. "I always like to ski at the limit - it's what's won me a lot of races and what's made me crash and go into the nets. That's the way I ski." Vonn said she was looking forward to a break before the worlds. "I've been getting tired and used everything I had left in my tank," said Vonn, who suffered her terrible knee injury in the world super-G in Schladming in 2013.

"I was definitely skiing aggressively and using every bit of energy I had left. Now it's nice to have a few days off to regroup for the world championships." She added: "The name of the game in super-G is having confidence. You have to have a good inspection, trust yourself and really attack no matter what. "I have more pressure on myself because I want to perform well for my family. Everyone is going to be there. I want to have it be a really fun world championships for them and have something to celebrate."

Austria's Olympic champion in the discipline, Anna Fenninger, was the only racer to get within one second of the American, in second at 0.24sec. A second Austrian, Nicole Hosp, finished third, a whopping 1.10sec adrift. Only six other racers got within two seconds of Vonn in slightly overcast conditions with temperatures hovering around -8 degrees C. Switzerland's Lara Gut, victor in Saturday's downhill, slid out and into the netting, but seemed to suffer no major injury.

Slovenia's Tina Maze, the overall World Cup leader and reigning world super-G champion, had another disappointing run. Maze, also the joint Olympic downhill champion (with Dominique Gisin, missing through injury) finished 18th in the downhill and on Sunday went wide just two gates from the finish, having built up a healthy lead on the intermediaries. That gate was also to see off the late-charging challenge of Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather.