Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn: My Comeback, Part 5

Lindsey Vonn captured super-G bronze last week at World Alpine Skiing Championships. Though disappointed in not earning more medals, Vonn looks positively ahead to the rest of the World Cup season and to the newfound sense of confidence in her knee.

I’m back on European snow now. World Champs was a whirlwind but I’m glad to get back into my old routine. I want to thank all family, friends and fans for coming to Vail and cheering me on. Vail did an unbelievable job and I have to give a huge thank you to the course crew and all the volunteers. This was the first time my entire family (on my dad’s side) has ever been able to come and see me race! Vail gave them an incredible experience and it was great to be able to spend time with them. 

I’m disappointed with the results, but I gave it everything I had every single day and I have to be happy with that. In the end, all you can do is your best. I’m glad I got a medal under such tough circumstances, though, considering the wind was so strong in the Super-G. I haven’t skied on ice since my first knee surgery and that made the downhill very difficult for me. It was a fight to keep my nerves down and to feel comfortable in those conditions with a sore knee. I have no regrets from these World Championships, though, and want to keep looking forward towards the future.

Lindsey Vonn

Vonn’s 6 World Championship medals; 2nd All-Time American behind Ted Ligety.

The most important event of the World Championships wasn’t my racing but the fact that I started my foundation. I want my success to be reflected in helping others and not just in gold medals. Visit lindseyvonnfoundation.org for more information. 

This weekend I race the Giant Slalom in Maribor, Solvenia.  I need to get some good training in and hopefully I can get my confidence back up in that event. I’m looking forward to finishing the season strong!

Thanks to everyone for the continued support!

-LV

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