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Lindsey Vonn wins record 20th World Cup season title

LA THUILE, Italy -- Lindsey Vonn, still apologetic a day after posting an angry video on social media, got to hoist a much more pleasant piece of hardware Saturday.

After posting a video Friday in which she destroyed her bindings after a race in which one of her skis detached, Vonn rebounded Saturday to finish second in the downhill to clinch her record 20th World Cup season-long title and surpass Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.

Nadia Fanchini of Italy won with a 0.14-second margin ahead of Vonn in a race that was shortened because of strong winds.

With only one more downhill this season, Vonn extended her lead to an insurmountable 173 points ahead of Larisa Yurkiw of Canada.

It's Vonn's record eighth downhill title -- adding to four overall globes plus five in super-G and three in combined. Sweden's Stenmark held the previous record of 19 globes established from 1975 to 1984.

Vonn also reclaimed the overall lead from Swiss rival Lara Gut, who finished 11th. Vonn is 43 points ahead.

She was leading Fanchini at the first two checkpoints of Saturday's race, then made a couple of minor errors as she got bounced around on the icy surface of the Franco Berthod course in the shadows of Mont Blanc.

When Vonn crossed in second place, the result drew cheers from the Italian crowd, and Vonn -- who was seeking to add to her record of 76 wins -- did not appear completely pleased, waving to the crowd without her usual enthusiasm.

After the race, however, Vonn took to social media in a much better mood.

For Fanchini, meanwhile, it's turning into the best weekend of her career after she finished third in Friday's downhill. Her only other win came seven seasons ago in a super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta. The Italian has also won two medals in downhill at world championships -- silver in 2013 and bronze in 2009.

"I still don't believe I beat Vonn because she's the best woman of all time in this sport," Fanchini said. "And to do it at home in front of my fans is extra special."

Yurkiw finished fourth, and Laurenne Ross of the United States was fifth for a third consecutive downhill.

A super-G wraps up the weekend on Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.