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WATCH: Lindsey Vonn crash in final super-G of career at worlds in Sweden

Vonn still expecting to compete in downhill

Daily staff report

Lindsey Vonn was able to get up and ski down after a crash in Are, Sweden, in the final super-G race of her career at the world championships.

“Everybody, cross your fingers or hold your thumbs. That didn’t look like a nice crash,” said Mikaela Shiffrin, who won the race, when interviewed over the public address system. “She went really hard into the fence. Hopefully, she is OK.”

Vonn, the all-time leader in women’s World Cup wins, announced last week that she will retire after racing the super-G and downhill at the worlds.

Vonn says she has a “bit of a shiner” on her face and “got the wind knocked out of me” in the next-to-last race of her illustrious career.

But she looked ahead to the downhill on Sunday by saying “maybe I’ll pull off a miracle. Just because you have been knocked down, it doesn’t mean you can’t get back up.”

Asked how she felt after crashing into the safety net midway through her run in the super-G, Vonn said “I thought, ‘Why am I here? I’m too old for this.’”




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