Returning Vonn 10th fastest in first Cortina training run

Lindsey Vonn takes part in the first training run ahead of the women's World Cup downhill in Cortina d'Ampezzo

American speed queen Lindsey Vonn posted the 10th fastest time in the first training run on Thursday ahead of opening her injury-hit World Cup season in the downhill in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Vonn, returning after injuring her knee last November, posted 1min 38.46sec down the Olympia delle Tofane course -- 0.76sec behind Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel who posted the fastest time of 1min 37.7sec. In cloudy conditions, Austria's Tamara Tipler was second fastest at 0.06sec with France's Romane Miradoli third best at 0.39sec. World Cup downhill leader Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria was sixth fastest, with the second training to be run later on Thursday. Vonn -- who has 82 World Cup wins -- was due to make her comeback last weekend in St Anton after she injured her knee in a training crash in November. But bad weather saw all races there cancelled. So instead the 34-year-old makes her return in the Italian Dolomites where she has racked up 12 World Cup wins -- six downhill and six super-G.