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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.

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Lindsey, I can't tell you how proud we are as American to have you represent us in the Winter Olympics! Great job, you make not only my family but the entire Country proud of your constant dedication and determination. Congrats on your medals, you have certainly earned and deserve them!! GO TEAM U.S.A.!!!

The Taugher family


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