Winter Olympics 2018: Lindsey Vonn joins star exodus from team event


At 33, Vonn is trying to become the oldest female medalist in Alpine skiing at the Winter Games.

Vonn talked about her grandfather, who recently passed away.

Vonn said she would now ignore the criticism, at least until after the Games.

Shiffrin had always planned to compete in the giant slalom, slalom and the alpine combined, with decisions to be made at games time relative to her participation in both the super-G and the downhill.

"So if I could physically continue skiing, then I absolutely will".

"It meant a lot to me that my dad was here". "I wish I could keep going", Vonn said, before acknowledging that, "my body probably can't take another four years". To see her post-event interview and fan reactions, look below! Because she's not a victor'.

After speaking to CNN in December, Vonn faced a stream of online abuse with some people saying they hope she'd break her neck. And when she reaches the finish line, a golden but tumultuous Olympic career will likely be over.

Earlier today, Vonn said that this would be her final Olympics, barring some medical breakthroughs. "I'm just proud. I'm proud to have competed for my country, I'm proud to have given it my all".

But Vonn wasn't letting her fall during the event or people on Twitter upset her. "We really worked hard and will give our best until the final moment because you never know what's going to happen". "I thought I executed the line really well on the whole course, perhaps too well". If they don't like me ‍♀️ their loss I guess... She plans to race at least another year in hopes of overtaking Ingemar Stenmark as the winningest World Cup racer of all time. She told NBC before the race that this was a "disadvantage".

He wound up 17th and a shot at the podium was gone.

But she skidded on the last turn and nearly fell before she reaching the finish line.

It was the first time in 78 years of Olympic Alpine skiing there were double gold medals.

The field for the women's Super-G also included American Lindsey Vonn (No. 10 in the world overall), who sped out of the gate and topped 100 kph in the first portion of the course - but lost her way in the middle and lower portion, losing time as she redirected herself. That's all it takes. "You're not going to be able to win as consistently as you did, you're not going to be able to win as many tournaments or ski races".

"I'm so surprised, but I'm super happy", Mowinckel said. And this hill suits me really well for downhill, also. Hindsight is obviously 20-20, but I wouldn't change anything'.