Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Lindsey Vonn Breaks Down Crying After Winning Bronze Medal at Winter Olympics

Lindsey Vonn Breaks Down Crying After Winning Bronze Medal at Winter Olympics Lindsey Vonn Breaks Down Crying After Winning Bronze Medal at Winter Olympics
Kristopher Love | 22 February, 2018, 15:40

The bubbly 25-year-old from Bergamo clocked one minute, 39.22 seconds to give Italy its second downhill gold and a first since Zeno Colo won the men's race in Oslo in 1952.

"The last eight years have been full of ups and downs", she said, "a lot of downs, I'd say, especially from 2013 until now". The only other American to win a medal in cross-country skiing was Bill Koch, who took silver in the 30-kilometer race at the 1976 Innsbruck Games. "But I'm proud of my performance". "I'm so thankful to be here and to be on an Olympic podium with the next generation of my sport".

Vonn waited while wind delays threw the Alpine schedule into disarray, then took a late turn too wide to tie for sixth place in the super-G.

"Of course I would have liked a gold medal", Vonn said.

Japan set a new Winter Olympics record to win a surprise speed skating team pursuit gold, chasing down Netherlands' early lead to triumph in a time of 2:53.89secs.

Sofia Goggia is not known for her elegant style. I tried too hard to stay on a ideal line.

Canada was once again golden on Day 12 of the 2018 Winter Olympics, this time in the men's freestyle ski cross event.

"I've tried not to think about it as being my last Olympic downhill and just focus on the moment", she said after Monday's training session.

Both of these teams were just minor obstacles for Canada and United States, but both performed well to get to the bronze medal game. Vonn was up two racers later and knew exactly what time she had to beat. An estimated 20.5 million people watched NBC, NBCSN or streaming services during prime time Tuesday, when the centerpiece of the coverage was Vonn's bronze-medal run in the downhill skiing competition.

Shiffrin, the overall World Cup leader, planned to compete in the downhill as she worked to become an all-around medal threat, not simply a specialist in the technical events.

"I want to skate and have fun", she added.

Canada won the first relay gold at the 1992 Albertville Olympics but South Korea has taken ownership since, topping the podium in six of the next seven Games with only China interrupting that run with victory in 2010.

Canada's skip Kevin Koe throws a stone during a men's curling match against Denmark at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 21, 2018.

"I remember when she won in Vancouver and I said I wish one day I can be there racing at the top", she said. Don't worry if you can't tell a frontside 1080 from a backside 1440; most of us can't either. "It's all worth it".

"They are an unbelievable group", said the team's Canadian coach, Sarah Murray, who wept while hugging some of her squad.