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Vonn ready to bow out on a high

Vonn ready to bow out on a high

The 33-year-old, who won downhill gold in Vancouver 2010, said: 'I want so badly to do well for him.

Pyeongchang's relatively benign downhill and super-G courses will favour skiers with natural ability and punish those trying to make up time with risky maneuvers, former Olympic champion Bode Miller told Reuters this week. Her grandfather Don Kildow passed away at the age of 88 in November.

When Vonn's trip to South Korea turned into a 24-hour ordeal of that special frustration that is an airline delay, there was a moment or two when she wondered if bringing Lucy along for the ride was a great idea.

"I will race for you in Korea and I will try as hard as I can to win for you".

It's too bad for Vonn that a knee injury kept her out of the 2014 games, and she's said this will be final one. He's been such a big part of my life, and I really hoped that he would be alive to see me.

"I'm going to win for him".

"I'm not going to be nervous, I know he's looking out for me and that gives me some peace of mind". "I'm going to win for him".

Vonn's first race is the Super-G next Saturday before she takes on the Games' marquee event in the downhill a day later. Vonn has won 81 World Cup races.

It's a dog. That's way better than lugging around Tiger Woods in your Vonn-tourage, don't you think? She's usually in the hotel room whenever I'm racing. "Even though he had more wins, he had a different schedule than her and had many more opportunities and different risk tolerance".

"In 2010 I was a much healthier athlete but in 2018 I am a much stronger athlete".

Lindsey Vonn has had her run, but it's time for Mikaela Shiffrin now.

She estimates that she spent the equivalent of about three years on rehabilitation from various injuries; while Vonn reiterated Friday she plans to ski another season to eclipse Stenmark, when she mentioned the word "retirement", it was in the context of how long her knees will hold up.

She has won 10 of 23 World Cup races she entered this season - including five slalom victories and two in giant slaloms, her best two disciplines - and went 5-for-5 from January 1-9. I'm not going to be nervous.

The men and women will compete on the same course for the first time in Olympic history. "I'm feeling much better, much more like myself". I always have her with me. As he raised his family on a farm in rural Milton, Wisconsin, he built a tiny ski hill with a tow rope.

"She's so impressive about staying focused in the process", said Mike Day, Shiffrin's coach with the USA team.

Not so much physically exhausted - although that is a constant factor with the daily grind of the World Cup circuit - as she was simply mentally wiped out. Linsdey Vonn has been an Olympian since she was a teenager.


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