Lindsey Vonn Crashes In Super-G At World Championships As She Approaches Retirement

Lindsey Vonn crashed in the super-G at the world championships Tuesday, straddling a gate mid-air and ending up in the safety nets. Vonn, however, got up and skied down the hill after being tended to by medical personnel.

Vonn has been slowed by persistent pain in both of her knees, and lost control in mid-air and skiing through a gate. The panel fitted between the two poles detached and got stuck on her boots. When she hit the ground she slid downhill face first, using her hands to keep her head from hitting the snow, then came to a stop when she hit the safety netting.

The 34-year-old Vonn, the all-time leader in women’s World Cup wins, announced last week that she will retire after racing the super-G and downhill at the worlds.

With retirement near, Lindsey Vonn crashes in super-G at worlds


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