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Lindsey Vonn: Sofia Goggia was ‘untouchable’ in downhill

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn may not have won gold in what she expects will be her last downhill ever at the Olympics, but she still managed to be complimentary about her opponents.

Vonn praised her friend, Sofia Goggia, for putting together a top time in the event.

“I think I skied really well and I think Sofia is untouchable today,” Vonn said in an interview with NBC’s Heather Cox after her run.

Italy’s Goggia finished with a time of 1:39.22. Vonn was 0.47 seconds behind, which placed her second for a while until she was surpassed by Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel.

Vonn said at the time that she was optimistic her time would stick so she could claim silver. Even though she knew she would not be winning gold, Vonn was proud of how she did.

“I left it all on the mountain like I said I would and I’m proud of my performance.”

The downhill is the event in which Vonn had won her only Olympic gold medal — it came in Vancouver in 2010.


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