Lindsey Vonn unable to pull off miracle in slalom, does not medal in combined
Lindsey Vonn did not hide the fact that she did not prepare much for the slalom, and that showed in what was likely her final run in the Olympics.
Vonn entered the slalom portion of the super combined event as the leader after acing the downhill portion — her specialty. But very early on in her slalom run, she failed to clear one of the gates. She stopped her run after the mistake knowing that she would not medal and did not finish the course.
Vonn had said prior to the event that she had about three slalom runs since December. The lack of preparation for the event led her to acknowledge she needed a miracle.
“I think it’s going to come down to who can fight the hardest. I certainly know that I’m a pretty good competitor. I’m going to give it hell and maybe I can pull out a miracle,” Vonn had said prior to the event, via USA Today.
Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin took home gold in the combined, while Mikaela Shiffrin earned silver. Shiffrin’s time of 40.52 in the slalom ranked her third and helped her make up ground after she finished sixth in the downhill.