March 22, 2018

Lindsey Vonn settles for bronze and a fond farewell to golden career

22 February 2018, 11:01 | Christie Tate

Alpine Skiing- Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics- Women's Alpine Combined- Jeongseon Alpine Centre- Pyeongchang South Korea- February 2

Alpine Skiing- Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics- Women's Alpine Combined- Jeongseon Alpine Centre- Pyeongchang South Korea- February 2

"I'm happy to do that: that's sportsmanship", said Vonn. She opted out of the super-G, which isn't one of her best events, anyway. She starts in the women's 1000m and is favourite for her third gold medal of the Games after winning the 1500m title and the 3000m team relay. "A lot of that stuff is out of your control". "I gave this my best shot", she explained. See his initials on her helmet. "No actually I think every USA team member is invited so no I won't go".

"I'm going to miss the Olympics and that's one of the reasons why it was so emotional for me", Vonn said.

"I desperately wanted to win for him today", she said. Our family never gives up.... I won a bronze, and I think he would still be proud of me.

Lindsey Vonn prefers not to dwell on what shapes up as a significant story line for the women's downhill at the Pyeongchang Games.

A little over six hours later, Vonn stood in the starting gate, looked to the mountain below and reminded herself to breathe. She also told the Associated Press that she credits these physical trials with toughening her up. He also returned to the playoffs for the first time in seven years, a surprise trip to the American League wild card game following a 59-103 season in 2016 that opened many eyes in the clubhouse.

Lindsey Vonn admitted on Sunday that she was "hurt" by accusations that she is anti-American after the US ski star's outspoken stance against President Donald Trump.

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Miller on the pressure of skiing in the Olympics: "Everyone says that the pitcher's mound is the loneliest place in sports". This race - likely the last Olympic medal of her career - served as the sweet reward for years of struggle. You have hundreds of millions of people focused on you. You've got to put things into perspective. You're alone at that point. And she and Goggia have a longtime friendship, which made for a nice moment of camraderie when Vonn crossed the finish line and smiled broadly while pointing at Goggia.

And Vonn, one of the most successful skiers of all time, said she plans to avoid speaking out again for the time being after she was subjected to abuse on Twitter for her opinions.

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She was in tears as it became more clear that she would end up on the podium, as the few remaining challengers on the course would not pose a threat to bumping her off the podium.

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That was all in addition to a run-through of her free skate, although she actually omitted some elements - hardly unusual for Russian skaters. The Swiss skier was the 2016 World Cup champion in the discipline, and she will be among the favorites to emerge atop the podium in Jeongseon. Vonn races in the combined on Thursday without having really trained for the slalom part, and even she admits it would take a miracle to get a fourth medal to go with her four Olympics. If she were ranked worse, she would be running earlier.

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