the world CUP looked to be the end of one hundredth of a second.
Alpinsportens biggest star, Lindsey Vonn, had all eyes on themselves in their super-G start in Åre. Then she would come absolutely wrong out of the line, pulled with a port, and was lying in the hill.
There was a gasp through the audience on the råkalla the arena. Had the american made his last start?
the 34-year-old, who have planned to finish career after the world CUP, could trip up, slip down to the target area and wave to the audience.
A few hours later, the air still when Vonn met a still påpälsad presskår in a crowded presskonferenssal.
Vonn held court for half an hour and talked about everything from the crash to her after the world CUP has to do surgery on his injured knee and that she will in the future want to start a family.
the downhill in Åre, becomes still.
" I hope that Ingemar Stenmark can come then. To have him there for my last race would be amazing, " says Vonn.
" I think his plan was to get to the world CUP later, but I'll try to persuade him.
the last few years chased Ingemar stenmark's segerrekord in the world cup of 86 wins, but will stay on 82.
– 82 wins is something to be very proud of. Even if it is not 87. I am proud, regardless. If I wish I had reached there? Yes, but not if it risks the rest of my life, "says Vonn, and continues:
" I've come back from so many injuries... I can't do it anymore. And in the future I want to be able to go skiing with my children.
Vonn could not do otherwise than laugh at the misery.
– The first thing I thought was ”what the f-... why am I in line again? I'm too old for this,” she says.
" I don't know what happened. I'll probably get a black eye and it feels like I have been hit by a truck. But in general, I feel excellent. My knee is no worse than before the competition.
had a tough winter and made a failed säsongsdebut first in January of this year. But despite the knee injuries and crashes is Sunday's downhill is not just about to get down, " she says.
" don't Count me. I can still win.
" Maybe I can succeed with a miracle.Lindsey Vonn was able to set himself up after his crash in the Åre world CUP super-G. Photo: Joel Marklund/Bildbyrån
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