The 22-year-old is looking to make history at the Pyeongchang Games by becoming the first American woman to win three skiing medals at one Olympics, The Denver Post reported.
Mikaela Shiffrin is rested and ready to bounce back from the uncharacteristic slump that marked her lead up to the Pyeongchang Olympics, where she is a favorite to win multiple medals in alpine skiing.
At Vancouver in 2010, Vonn won the gold medal in the downhill, along with the bronze in the super-G. Her grandfather Don Kildow built the first ski hill around Milton, then taught his children and eventually his grandchildren how to ski. While Vonn won't race until she runs the Super-G on February 17, it will be the first of seven days of competition, with three days of downhill training followed by the downhill race on February 21, then a day of training for the combined race that pairs downhill and slalom on the 23rd.
"I would love to", she continued, "but unfortunately, I just don't think I can contend for a medal, so there's really no point". "I questioned whether to bring her because it's a long trip but she's always with me so I figured I need her for the most important event".
"Ah, it's really hard", replied Vonn, the most successful female ski racer of all time.
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"I mean, the reality is that she doesn't beat girls by much at the top of the course.it's really at the bottom of the course that she tends to excel and move away from everyone else", he said. I really had hoped that he would be alive to see me, but I know he's watching and I know he's going to help me. "But Mikaela, right from the get-go, always said: 'I'm not Lindsey". She also may have just won her 80th and 81st World Cup races in recent weeks.
Vonn, who will compete in the downhill, Super G and combined events here next week, broke down in tears when asked about the death of her grandfather and skiing mentor, Don Kildow, who died past year.
After a lot of physical therapy, I was able to ski again.
In the World Cup, their sport's annual measuring stick, Vonn, 33, owns four overall titles; Shiffrin, who turns 23 in March, is on pace for her second.
"She travels with me everywhere".
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"She's usually in the hotel room whenever I'm racing", Vonn said. "But I know that I have potential in speed and I have enjoyed the taste of it that I have gotten so far". In order to continue her reign, a victory in South Korea is critical.
There was only one problem with the dig at Vonn, as she pointed out in firing back: "I'm sorry this made me laugh". LOL I think that it's by this 24-hour journey.
Even after fulfilling her media obligations, Shiffrin did not have much time to celebrate.
"I'm very happy with my skiing right now", Vonn said. I'm 99 percent sure this year is going to be my last Olympics.
Vonn said: "I ask them advice a lot".
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On November 10, 2017, Lindsey posted a photo with her grandpa in Wisconsin.