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US wins big at FIS Overall World Cup Awards


By  Unsigned,   Monday, 17 March 2008

For the first time in quarter of a century, two US skiers won both crystal globes in the Overall World Cup Awards.

The ceremonies, which closed the FIS 2008 World Cup Grand Finals, saw judges reward both Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller for their athletic achievements.

The ceremony was held in Bormio, Italy, after the event that was supposed to close the FIS season was cancelled.

"I came in here and I knew I had to do a couple of things and I would win the overall. I didn't do much, but I did enough," remarked Miller.

Vonn said: "Americans focus on the Olympics and the number one goal in my life is to win an Olympic gold medal. To be honest, discipline titles and overall titles are much, much harder to win."

The last time two Americans won both overall globes was in 1983 when the talents of Tamara McKinney and Phil Mahre were recognised.