Lindsey Vonn's Olympics are over
Lindsey Vonn's Olympics are over after she skied out of the women's slalom, her last Alpine event in Vancouver. She won two medals in Vancouver: gold in the downhill and bronze in the super-G.
Vonn straddled a gate in the first half of her run Friday. She could not correct her line after her right, outside ski slid away coming out of a left-hand turn.
"I came out of the starting gate charging. But I haven't been skiing a lot of slalom and hit some mashed potato snow and it was over before I knew it," Vonn said.
She skied with a broken right pinkie that was protected by a hard plastic casing.
“Even though today and the GS wasn't a success, I'm happy with the way my Olympics has gone. I have a gold in the downhill and super-G and I couldn't ask for any more, ” Vonn said
“I know I could have had more medals like in the super combined where I went out. But you have to attack and you have to take risks. I'm happy to get the gold medal I came here for. There are variables in ski racing and all I can do is give it my all.”
-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada
Photo: Lindsey Vonn reacts after missing a gate in her first slalom run. Credit: George Frey, EPA.