American ski racing sensation Lindsey Vonn had one spectacular week in Sweden. She won her 21st career downhill and her fifth super G in a row. That put a loud exclamation mark on her season and netted her second overall World Cup title in a row -- a feat never before accomplished by an American woman. She also won her second World Cup downhill crown and her first super G title.
Vonn was injured at the World Alpine Skiing Championships last month on the Victory Podium when she cut her hand badly on a broken champagne bottle during the celebration. She may not touch champagne for a while, but the accident barely slowed her down.
The next Winter Olympics are less than a year away in British Columbia. It all bodes well for the Park City, Utah resident who learned to ski at little Buck Hill outside Minneapolis. Many are predicting we'll see her on the victory stand with the torch flaming and the National Anthem playing next year.
Speaking of things that "bode well." Some things may not. Bode Miller, a two-time World Cup champ and Olympic medalist abandoned his season after the World Championships.