Olympic champion American skier Lindsey Vonn fell at the world Championships in Sweden, his last race in his career.
As reported by Eurosport, Vonn flew off the track at the speed of 100 kilometers per hour. The skier went the distance in the super-g, and in the middle of the plot accelerated to 100 kilometers. In one corner, she tripped over a box and flew over the track.
But after such a terrible fall, Vonn was able to climb and reach the finish line.
It’s heartbreak for @lindseyvonn as she crashes out in the Super-G 💔
The ski racing legend still gets a standing ovation from the crowd Åre 👏
Hopefully she will be fit to compete in the Downhill on Thursday 🙏 pic.twitter.com/sLw83tvVUi
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) February 5, 2019
Note that this world Cup will be for Vonn latest. 34-year-old athlete decided to retire.
Lindsey Vonn – Olympic champion-2010 in Alpine skiing in downhill, four times won the world Cup, the most decorated American woman in Alpine skiing. Vonn holds the record for number of victories at stages of a world Cup among women (82).
We will remind, earlier retirement announced legendary Norwegian skier, two-time Olympic champion and 13-time world champion, world Cup winner, Petter Northug.
The athlete announced on 12 December at the press-conference in the Norwegian Trondheim.
“I decided to finish skiing. I had incredibly heavy the previous season and autumn 2018. Lately I’ve realized that more can not permanently remain at a high level to achieve results at the world Cup. I’m not physically capable of what was possible”, – quotes Petter NBK.
Petter Northug – the absolute record in ski racing. The only ever two-time winner of the unofficial title of King of skis.
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