Lindsey Vonn of the United States skis during the 1st women's downhill training run at Lake Louise, Alberta, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
Lindsey Vonn says she will race at Lake Louise
By Howard Fendrich
| The Associated Press
First Published Dec 05 2013 10:49 am • Last Updated Dec 05 2013 11:04 pm
Lake Louise, Alberta • Lindsey Vonn says she will race Friday in a World Cup downhill, her first competition in 10 months.
In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press and USA Today Sports, Vonn says she is "confident and excited" about racing for the first time since a high-speed crash at the world championships in February, when she tore two ligaments in her right knee and broke a bone in her lower leg.
The 2010 Olympic downhill gold medalist and four-time overall World Cup champion says she will skip Thursday’s downhill training run because she feels ready to race and knows the hill well. Vonn says her right knee felt fine and did not swell up after Wednesday’s training run.
Fourteen of the American’s 59 World Cup victories have come at Lake Louise.
Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
About Reader Comments
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account
. See more about comments here.