Lindsey Vonn made history today. She pulled out of the super-G on what would have been a third day in a row of racing. Mowinckel finished just nine-hundredths back.
“This must be some mistake”.
Some 3,000 fans watched her final race in PyeongChang, Lee’s hometown.
“I am so surprised about all of it”. “I gave this my best shot”, she explained. A transcendent slalom skier, she is relatively new to speed races.
Vonn is considered the person to beat in the downhill.
Kildow’s criticism of Vonn’s bronze run was centered on her needing to be more aggressive.
Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather, whose mother Hanni Wenzel is a former Olympic champion, took bronze.
This was no shock in the manner of snowboarder Ester Ledecka’s win in the super-G at the weekend as Goggia leads the World Cup downhill standings, even if the Italian had finished second behind Vonn in their two most recent meetings. “She needed to risk more”. All eyes will be on Lindsey Vonn in the early hours of the morning in what might well be her last Olympic race. And 18-year-old Karen Chen needed to put her hand on the ice to keep from falling.
“I was really focused on my skiing and the essential things to do, and I think this was the secret behind my result. It just counts how you ski and I know I can do this, even though I am not so flawless”. “We had some rough times and he wasn’t in Vancouver (in 2010) when I won so it meant a lot to me that he was here”. “He said there’s two places in the race, first and last, and I only want one of them”. I was like ‘what happened, grandpa?
“I did the best I could”.
Shiffrin, the overall World Cup leader, planned to compete in the downhill as she worked to become an all-around medal threat, not simply a specialist in the technical events.
This is the latest in a series of adjustments to the Alpine schedule because of concerns over fierce winds. Vonn won a gold medal during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Colombia, but didn’t compete four years later in Russian Federation because of an injury.
“It just depends on my knee”.
“I’ve had so much fun, I love what I do”. “If I’m nervous then I’m going to lose anyway, so what’s the point?” Unfortunately, my body is not the Terminator.
“I haven’t ever completely said that I am not”, she said, slightly opening the door, before nearly closing it shut again. “You can’t get too sentimental right now because I still have to race”.
US alpine skier Lindsey Vonn broke down in tears, looking back at her Olympic journey and honoring the memory of her grandfather in an interview with NBC today, just after she secured a bronze medal for the women’s downhill ski race.