Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Lindsey Vonn finally on way to South Korea after lengthy flight delay

Lindsey Vonn finally on way to South Korea after lengthy flight delay

The gloves will be off for Lindsey Vonn at her fourth - and likely final - Olympic Games, but not just yet.

Vonn used the time to turn what was to have been a 14-hour journey into a social media adventure as the ski star updated her feeds.

"Every single second", she said, "it's like, 'I'm on the edge, and if I make one wrong move, I'm going to blow off the edge of this mountain'". She is the victor of 81 World Cup races, more than any other woman.

Until Vonn gets her Darcy it's just her and Lucy, the latest edition to her growing coterie of rescue dogs.

The American is the marquee name at these Games and arrives on a hot streak of four wins in her last seven races ahead of a three-pronged challenge for the Super-G, Alpine combined and downhill titles.

"It took me until my third Olympics to really figure out how to deal with the pressure".

American Skier Lindsey Vonn will make it to Opening Ceremonies on time but much later than expected. You taught me to be tough, to be kind, and above all, to ski fast. I spent a lot of time in the hot tub, because it increases circulation to the nerve and I was trying to get my fingers to activate.

Lindsey Vonn is a grown woman of enormous professional accomplishment and a personal life that has played out in public over the past decade-and-a-half. One gold in the Downhill, and a bronze in the Super-G. In her right hand, she clutches her champagne-colored cellphone with the outline of her speech.

Shiffrin has turned heads since making her World Cup debut at 15. "I'm not going to tell you the exact location, in case you want to go into my house and steal it".

There already are plenty of expectations from others heading into her first race, the super-G, on February 17. She returned to World Cup racing just 13 days after winning the Olympic slalom. Then she struck gold in Vancouver. "I know what I'm capable of, and I think I know how to handle myself better than I did".

"It was very windy from behind on the track, I took the good wind with me, it blew me down!" said the 33-year-old Innerhofer. Because the men go first, Vonn was able to march in her first Opening Ceremony since 2002.

"I want so badly to do well for him, I miss him so much". Looking for breaking news, videos, Olympic and Paralympic team bios all at your fingertips? "Let's do this Team USA!"

"And then on the road, racing every weekend and sometimes in the middle of the week, and training the whole time, sometimes you end up getting a little bit worn down", he explained.

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