Goggia captures Olympics gold
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 23, 2018,
Feb 23, 2018, 16:30
Lindsey Vonn: They're very vocal about that.
Bronze medallist Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates during the victory ceremony for the Ladies' Downhill on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Jeongseon Alpine Centre on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
The leading skiers get to select their place in the draw in order of their positions in the World Cup standings and Vonn said she was hoping to go out behind Goggia on Wednesday. I'm proud to have given it my all.
With emotions running high on Wednesday, she savoured her bronze medal performance as if it were the last of her career.
"I was a little bit late coming out of that first hairpin and then the next one had a bigger groove than what I expected".
"I'm just the old lady holding on for a medal!" laughed Vonn, 33. I thought I executed the line really well.
'Maybe it's not. Maybe it will be, but I've given it my best shot and I've enjoyed it thoroughly'.
"I've tried not to think about it as being my last Olympic downhill". I have no regrets.
In the downhill, Lindsey Vonn is trying to earn her second gold in the event. I kept working hard. I'm so proud to be here representing the United States. As a result, the friction increases as the skier turns through the gates on the course. It was her signature event-but this time, her tone was somber as she admitted this Olympics will likely be her last. "And I've had a lot of ups and downs - mostly downs - during that time", she said.
See all the American medalists so far in the 2018 Winter Olympics. She also edged Vonn in March to win the only World Cup downhill contested on the hill.
Vonn said she doesn't think her surgically repaired right knee will hold up until the 2022 Games in Beijing, but Kildow cited Roger Federer, 36, when asked about Vonn's future. She refused, telling Alfonsi, "I will use my body to the best of my ability until it can no longer function".
"It was an wonderful day that I will never forget. I made a mistake at the bottom, but that's Super-G".
Chalk it up to rust. She starts in the women's 1000m and is favourite for her third gold medal of the Games after winning the 1500m title and the 3000m team relay.
Lindsey Vonn makes a downhill training run Tuesday in Jeongseon, South Korea. And I'm not defeated. "I am not going to quit until I get that record, that is for sure, no matter how much pain I am in", Vonn told reporters. "I haven't changed my mind".
Vonn's early exit in the slalom opened the door for Switzerland to capture gold and bronze. With all the physical ups and downs of the past eight years, for her, being back on the podium in South Korea is "as good as gold".