Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Lindsey Vonn bids Olympics farewell, targets Stenmark record

Lindsey Vonn bids Olympics farewell, targets Stenmark record

Now, it switches to Shiffrin's forte - the slalom.

Gisin turned in a almost flawless performance as she finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to eclipse the silver-medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds. Could Vonn possibly summon a "miracle", as she called it, a slalom performance from somewhere in her past to make a lead from the downhill portion stand up?

Gisin's elder sister Dominique won gold in the downhill in Sochi four years ago. I really want to keep racing forever, but I can't. "So I have a chance to do that this afternoon and I'm looking forward to it".

Although Austria's Anna Veith, the super-G silver-medal victor, has decided not to compete in the downhill, the Austrians always have a challenger with Cornelia Huetter's win at Lake Louise, in Canada, on the World Cup circuit in December, a warning that she could be an outside threat, as could Switzerland's Michelle Gisin.

Earlier today, Vonn said that this would be her final Olympics, barring some medical breakthroughs. Mowinckel has not entered a slalom race this season. I feel like recently it's just taken a different turn and I hope it turns around.

Switzerland's Wendy Holdener won bronze after claiming silver in the slalom.

"But yesterday I saw that having even one day off of my downhill skis, and having one day when I didn't ski that track, I wasn't quite as comfortable as I was in my last training run". That topped the score of 81.61 that Medvedeva put up three skaters ahead of her, a record that held for about 15 minutes.

The 33-year-old skier began the final Olympic event of her glittering career in style.

Still, two medals is a two-week run most would love to have.

It is exactly one year since Gut underwent knee surgery after damaging her ACL, but she says she is in a positive mood.

Down the road, Andre Myhrer of Sweden captured Olympic gold medal in men's slalom.

Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Alpine Combined - Jeongseon Alpine Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 22, 2018 - Gold medallist Michelle Gisin of Switzerland holds a flag as she celebrates.

"I don't know if physically I'm as strong or as competitive as I once was", she said. She added of the new set: "Hopefully they'll survive and stay fast the whole way down".

Vonn thinks about that moment when she interacts with her own fans. "Today, I kept accelerating on the bottom part of the course". "I'm just so excited that I found my run".

"I was really focused on my skiing and the essential things to do, and I think this was the secret behind my result".

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