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Mikaela Shiffrin congratulates ‘GOAT’ Lindsey Vonn on bronze medal

Mikaela Shiffrin

There was some love shared between Team USA skiers on Wednesday in PyeongChang.

Lindsey Vonn won a bronze medal in the women’s downhill event in what she has said will be her final time competing in the event at the Olympics. According to NBC Sports, at 33, Vonn is the oldest alpine skier to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.

That wasn’t lost on Mikaela Shiffrin, who tweeted her congratulations to all of the Americans in the event, especially Vonn, whom she called the “GOAT” – which is an acronym for “greatest of all-time.”

Shiffrin was initially scheduled to compete in the downhill but she pulled out, so she was cheering on her teammates instead. Clearly she was proud of what they were able to accomplish without her in the event.

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