Lindsey Vonn crashes in final super-G of her career
Lindsey Vonn crashed out of the super-G at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Sweden on Tuesday after losing control in mid-air, hitting a gate and having a panel fitted between the two poles get stuck in her boot.
Vonn hit the snow face-first and then skidded into a safety net. The crash looked bad and immediately caused a stir from the onlookers, including her teammates, opponents and one American fan who burst into tears.
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“Everybody, cross your fingers or hold your thumbs. That didn’t look like a nice crash,” said American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin via ESPN. “She went really hard into the fence. Hopefully she is OK.”
The 34-year-old Vonn, who previously announced she will retire following her run at the super-G and Sunday’s downhill due to persistent injuries and knee pain, was immediately attended to by medical personnel before getting up and skiing down the hill.
Vonn is the all-time leader in women’s World Cup wins (82) and has three Olympic medals to her name (one gold).