the Knees have said to her and she had only driven two downhill throughout the season.
But Lindsey Vonn was in the lead in his last race in the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Åre. And in the end it was enough, all the way to the bronze.
and the crash in world CHAMPIONSHIPS super-G:n Tuesday surprised the strong denouement, perhaps, both the audience and the experts.
" Were you surprised? said Vonn when she, after a number of television interviews to the end settled down to his very last press conference.
all mästerskapsmedaljer: Three OLYMPIC medals of which one gold, and eight world CHAMPIONSHIP medals, including two gold.
" I think everyone knows my mentality, I risk everything every time. It is for this reason that I have been able to win so much but also why I crashed so much.
" I risked it all today. I was so nervous, it was tense. But I really wanted to finish on top, and not as in Tuesday – in the network.
as expected, emotional. But so many tears was not.
"I can't cry, I'm absolutely empty," said Vonn, who then became most interested when she told him about the meeting with his idol, the Swedish alpinlegendaren Ingemar Stenmark.
Vonn has long hunted stenmark's 86 wins in the world cup. Now she stays at 82.
through the ages, met up with the best damåkaren through the ages, already after the finish in the world CUP downhill race. Stenmark had actually intended to get to Åre later in the championship, but was persuaded to come to Sunday's downhill by Vonn.
"It meant so much to me to have him here today," said Lindsey Vonn.
" He is a legendär, and an icon. He doesn't feel comfortable in the spotlight, but I'm so glad that he was here. It was a perfect end to my career.
and not gold made her nothing a day like this.
Slovenian averages of Ilka Stuhec was superior when she, 49 hundredths ahead of Vonn, defended her world CHAMPIONSHIP gold from 2017 – despite last year's lengthy spell on the sidelines. Behind Stuhec took schweiziskan Corinne Suter silver.
But Vonn celebrated as if she had won. With Stenmark, the family, the competitors and their dogs for the day while wearing a pink jumpsuit.
got excuse. It was Vonns show – for the last time.
– Normally, I would say that I'm disappointed that I didn't win, but I don't know if I can win anymore, I'm in a position where my body no longer responds as I'm used to.
" So I am just so very, very happy and grateful for a bronze.
that started back in the year 2000 end. Vonn was a tag ready to give up already after the competitions in Cortina in January of this year, but said after the world CHAMPIONSHIPS-the medal:
" I wanted to get a chance to try to take me back up on the podium.
and störtloppsåkaren Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) took the world CHAMPIONSHIP silver in its avskedsföreställning, on Saturday, gave extra motivation.
" It inspired me really to try and do the same thing. Now we have both received our sagoslut.
was Lin Ivarsson happy 24:th, Lisa Hörnblad dissatisfied 25: (a, Ida Dannewitz satisfied 34:a and Helena Rapaport dissatisfied 35:a.
For the young including the swedes, it was special to get to see the Vonns dismissal.
" She has been a great role model for me since I was little. She really has taken against us, cheering always and is always so nice, " said Ivarsson.
"It was great fun to be here at her last contest, she has pushat the sport forward," added Rapaport.
" Her boundless skiing inspires.
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