She could not have done more herself, posting the fastest time of 55.65 down the Are course but with Goggia already second fastest, Vonn knew that the Italian, six hundredths of a second slower, was still in position for the title due to combined results from all eight World Cup downhills this season. Vonn's teammate Alice McKennis completed the podium.
Vonn wins Downhill in Åre, celebrates wildly
The 33-year-old did still claim her 82nd World Cup title, moving four wins shy of Stenmark's record of 86 career World Cup wins.
For Goggia, who finished on 509 points to Vonn's 506, it continued a golden season as she backed up her Olympic title with a first World Cup Crystal Globe.
Goggia claims Crystal Globe with Downhill run in Åre
She becomes the fourth Italian woman to win an alpine skiing title after Deborah Compagnoni (1997 giant slalom), Isolde Kostner (2001 and 2002 downhill) and Denise Karbon (2008 giant slalom).
'I've been dreaming of this!' - Goggia reflects on Crystal Globe success