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Ilka Štuhec defends downhill title at World Championships

Ljubljana, 10 February - Slovenian ski star Ilka Štuhec won the downhill at the Skiing World Championship on Sunday, defending her title and arguably achieving the highlight of her career.

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Slovenian skier Ilka Štuhec.
Photo: dpa/STA

The the 22nd World Championship medal for Slovenia marks a dream return for the 28-year-old, who returned to competition this season after sitting out an entire season due to a knee injury.

Štuhec finished the shortened course - it was cut by almost a quarter due to bad weather - in 1 minute, 1.74 seconds, 0.23 seconds ahead of Corinne Sutter of Switzerland.

Lindsey Vonn bid farewell to professional skiing with a surprise third place, half a second adrift.

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