Former Olympian Crashes in Final Event of Career

Former Olympian Crashes in Final Event of Career
Duncan Rawlinson from Vancouver, BC [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Lindsey Vonn recently announced she would retire and cited the world championships are her last competition. In her final event, the Super G, Vonn crashed.

According to Fox News:

Legendary skier Lindsey Vonn suffered a dramatic crash Tuesday during the final Super-G event of her career, hitting a gate mid-air and ending up in the safety nets at the world championships in Sweden.

The all-time leader in women's World Cup wins was about 17 seconds into her run when she lost control.

After skiing through a gate, the panel fitted between the two poles detached and became stuck on Vonn's boots. When she hit the ground, she slid downhill face first, using her hands to keep her head from hitting the snow. Vonn came to a stop when she hit the safety netting.

 

Even after the dramatic crash, Vonn got up, was tended to by medical personnel and then skied the rest of the way down the hill.

The final race event of her career will be the downhill portion of the competition which is set for Sunday.

 Source: American Update

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