( AFP )- American Lindsey Vonn dominated the field to win the World Cup downhill here on Saturday, jumping to second in the overall standings.
Vonn , who previously skied under her maiden name of Kildow , finished the course in 1min 36.7sec, 0.83sec ahead of Sweden's Anja Paerson with Emily Brydon of Canada a further 0.37sec adrift.
It was Vonn's fourth World Cup win of the season, and the 11th in her career, and saw her consolidate her large lead atop the downhill standings on 430 points.
The American's victory enabled her to leapfrog Germany's Maria Riesch and Austrian Marlies Schild into second in the overall standings on 638 points, 61pts behind leader Nicole Hosp of Austria.
"I'm really proud to have won in Cortina ," said Vonn . "I've never won here and it's one of the circuit's great classics.
"Four years ago, I achieved my first World Cup podium here but last year I didn't ski well here (falling twice).
"I don't care by how much I win by, as long as I'm winning," Vonn said of her large winning margin, adding that she was pleased to have beaten the queen of the Cortina mountain, Renate Goetschl of Austria.
"To beat Renate who has won 10 times here is great. She's won 10 times, so I don't feel bad taking one from her!"
Goetschl eventually finished in fifth place, a massive 1.26sec behind Vonn .
"I'm just trying to ski solid, and try to make no mistakes," Vonn said. "You have to be consistent.
"The conditions were perfect. I was a little worried on Friday after training because the snow was so soft but they (the organisers ) did a great job on the piste ."
Paerson praised the rich vein of form Vonn has found with her third victory in the season's five downhills .
"When you're in the groove she's in, you don't think about it, you just ski and know it's going to go well," the Swede said.
It was another great result for Paerson , the reigning world champion in downhill, super-G and super-combined who moved into fifth in the overall World Cup standings on 566 points after a stuttering start to the season.