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Friday, September 21, 2018

Lindsey Vonn ‘disappointed’ after bobble in super-G

Lindsey Vonn returned to the slopes at the Olympics for the first time since 2010, and her first event did not go as hoped.

Vonn competed in the super-G in South Korea on Saturday and was first to go down the course. She was doing great until the end when she had a bobble and skidded off the course. The mistake was enough to keep her out of medal contention.

After the race, Vonn acknowledged she was “disappointed” but maintained a positive attitude.

“I gave it everything I had. I have no regrets. I made a mistake on the bottom. But that’s what happens in super-G,” Vonn told NBC’s Heather Cox. “I’m disappointed but I’m not upset because all you can do is give it your best, and that’s what I did.”

Vonn was asked how much being first out of the gate hurt her. She did not make any excuses but acknowledged that put her in somewhat of a difficult position.

“I did the best I could with the information I had,” Vonn said.

Despite not medaling in the event, Vonn said she was proud of the way she competed. She’ll have another chance at a medal in the women’s downhill.

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