American ski queen Lindsey Vonn cannot defend the HCV in the downhill skiing events of the Winter Olympics. But she broke the record for the oldest athlete in history to win an Olympic medal in this event.
Before the competition, Vonn aspired to repeat the victory that she once won in the downhill event at the Winter Olympics in Canada. Accordingly, in the content that Vonn once said “most likely the downhill Olympic race in her career”.
The beautiful American female athlete got off to a quick start before losing speed at half distance. However, his previous injury prevented Vonn from being in his best form to defend his title.
However, despite only winning the bronze medal, Vonn (33 years old) was comforted when he broke the record for the oldest female athlete ever to win a medal for the downhill skiing content at a winter Olympics. That belonged to Michaela Dorfmeister (Austria). She was the winner of the HCV content Super-G in Turin 2006 at 32 years of 332 days.
“It was hard to think this was my last downhill skiing attempt at an Olympics. I tried to suppress my emotions, but I let my emotions spread throughout the mountains. I failed really well, but I think Sofia’s performance today is really unstoppable”, Vonn said after finishing the competition 0.47 seconds slower than Goggia.
The gold medal winner is Ragnhild Mowinckel when the Norwegian is 0.09 seconds faster than Vonn. This is Mowinckel’s second gold medal in PyeongChang 2018 after giant slalom content gold medal. Mowinckel also became the first Norwegian female athlete to win many medals in downhill skiing during a winter Olympics.
The downhill skiing events at PyeongChang 2018 will continue on February 22. With slalom men’s slalom slalom content with obstacles and slalom slalom women’s slalom content.