March 22, 2018

Vonn says goodbye to Olympic downhill

22 February 2018, 05:12 | Christie Tate

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"I know so many doctors on a first-name basis that it's ridiculous". And maybe I was just a little bit too clean, a little bit too precise with the line.

"But that's what makes life interesting, what makes you appreciate all of the moments like this because I've been through the hard times. I have no regrets".

Vonn added that she wanted to "win for my Grandpa" and wears the initials of her grandfather Don Kildow, who died in November.

"I came here in Korea with one goal, to beat Lindsey", she said.

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Vonn, 33, said she plans to ski another season - which should be long enough to win the six World Cup races she needs to break the all-time record of 86 victories held by retired Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark.

The B.C. Winter Games takes place February 22 to 25 in Kamloops, and is a multi-sport event that brings together more than 1,500 young athletes, coaches and officials in 19 sports. "I remember when she won in Vancouver and I said, 'I wish one day I can be there, racing at the top.'" She paused.

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"I feel like it's 99.99 percent sure that I won't (compete in the Olympics again)".

"It's a tough way to get in with the way we played against the Swiss", Japan coach J.D. Lind told reporters following the loss to Switzerland (via Reuters) "But we can't worry about that one game we had a good performance all week and that got us to that point". Mowinckel also earned silver in the giant slalom at these Games.

The ladies duo of Marit Bjoergen and Maiken Caspersen Falla suffered disappointment, only bringing home bronze, with silver going to Sweden, and gold claimed by the Americans following a sensational sprint from Jessie Diggins.

"Mythical Sofia", the front page headline of Corriere della Sera online blared, while Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni tweeted: "The great Sofia Goggia, our first gold in the history of women's downhill".

"You don't have to sit down and watch four hours of content to figure out who won anymore", Morales said. "They want to defeat you".

"I may not be as vocal right now with my opinions, but that doesn't mean that they won". I wouldn't change it.

Austria's Stephanie Venier also had a race to forget, losing control of her skis as she pushed to shave vital hundredths of a second off her time and tumbling down the slope, a fate that also befell Italians Nadia Fanchini and Federica Brignone.

"My injuries have made me stronger because I wouldn't be the same person that I am today".

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