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McKennis of US wins downhill; Vonn 6th in Austria

Updated: January 12, 2013, 10:22 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. ANTON, Austria -- Alice McKennis of the United States earned her first World Cup victory by winning a downhill Saturday, and Lindsey Vonn was sixth after returning from a nearly monthlong break.

McKennis had never finished in the top three before coming down the Karl Schranz course in 1 minute, 14.62 seconds to beat Daniela Merighetti of Italy by 0.07.

"I am overwhelmed, extremely happy and excited," McKennis said. "It's definitely a dream come true."

Anna Fenninger of Austria ...

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