Lindsey Vonn was overjoyed that they Sunday with a world cup medal a point behind her career has taken. The American skilegende conquered in the Swedish Are bronze in the downhill, but it felt like more than a third place.
“This feels like gold,” said Vonn, who will stop because of physical problems. “My body is doing hardly mind, but today I with my heart of skiing. That gave me the strength to get a medal.”
Last Tuesday ran the second to last match on the impressive career of Vonn still a disappointment. On the Super-G, she went quickly down after her ski remained hooks behind a gate and she feared that the Sunday on the descent again was to go wrong.
“I’ve never been so nervous as for the race today. I was afraid that I the finish line again would not pick up, also because I am always at my limit ski. That was a nightmare, but fortunately came the good.”
“Now is the time to celebrate and enjoy’
The 34-year-old Vonn, who four times participated in the Olympic Games, was already third down. As she crossed the finish came, she had in 1.02,23 the fastest time. “It was a dream again about the finish line, took the lead to address and the audience to hear cheering. I’ve enjoyed it.”
In the end, only Ilka Stuhec (1.01,74) from Slovenia and the Swiss Corinne Suter (1.02,00) faster than Vonn, who in her long career, two-time world champion (downhill and super-G in 2009) and once olympic champion (downhill in 2010).
Vonn posted in addition, 82 wereldbekerzeges. Thus she remained only four victories away from the legendary Swedish record holder Ingemar Stenmark, who on Sunday at the award ceremony in Are the flowers that you gave to Vonn.
“Now is the time to celebrate and enjoy,” said Vonn with a bronze around her neck. “What comes next, I don’t know yet.”
Skilegende Vonn takes world cup bronze in downhill in last match of career