Wednesday, May 12

Lindsey Vonn wins the bronze downhill

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JEONGSEON – Italy’s Sofia Goggia won the women’s downhill gold at the PyeongChang Games, where Lindsey Vonn of the US was third.

Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway earned the money, as she did in the giant slalom last week.

Victorious on the same track in March, at the World Cup, Goggia prevailed in 1: 39.22, beating Mowinckel by nine-hundredths of a second. This is his first win at the Olympics or at Worlds.

Vonn finished 47 hundredths of Goggia. At age 33, Vonn becomes the oldest to win a medal in alpine skiing at the Olympics.

“I gave everything and had a great race,” said Vonn. Sofia was just better than me.”

The record was the case of the Austrian Michaela Dorfmeister, champion of the downhill and super-G shortly before her 33rd birthday in 2006, at the Turin Olympics.

It was probably the last Vonn descent in an Olympic context.

She triumphed downhill at the Vancouver Games in 2010. But four years later, in Sochi, she had to be absent after tearing ligaments in her right knee.

“Looking back over the last eight years and what I’ve gone through, winning a medal here is a dream come true,” said Vonn. Sure I would have liked to win, but it’s fabulous. I am so proud.”

Vonn dedicated these Games to his grandfather Don Kildow, who passed away in November. She pays him homage by wearing the initials DK on the side of his helmet.

“For many reasons, but most of all thinking about my grandfather, it was very hard for me not to be emotional,” said Vonn. I wanted to win the race so much for him, but I think he’s proud of me anyway.”

On the Canadian side, Valerie Grenier finished 21st and Roni Remme 23rd, while Candace Crawford did not finish the race.

American Mikaela Shiffrin decided to skip this competition.

Final ranking

1. Sofia Goggia (ITA) 1: 39.22

2. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) 1: 39.31

3. Lindsey Vonn (USA) 1: 39.69

4. Tina Weirather (LIE) 1: 39.85

5. Alice Mckennis (USA) 1: 40.24

6. Corinne Suter (SUI) 1: 40.29

7. Breezy Johnson (USA) 1: 40.34

8. Michelle Gisin (SUI) 1: 40.55

9. Viktoria Rebensburg (ALL) 1: 40.64

10. Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT) 1: 40.98

11. Kira Weidle (ALL) 1: 41.01

12. Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) 1: 41.02

13. Cornelia Huetter (AUT) 1: 41.04

Tiffany Gauthier (FRA) 1: 41.04

15. Laurenne Ross (USA) 1: 41.10

16. Jennifer Piot (FRA) 1: 41.17

17. Lisa Hoernblad (SUE) 1: 41.63

18. Romane Miradoli (FRA) 1: 41.64

19. Marusa Ferk (SLO) 1: 42.00

20. Greta Small (AUS) 1: 42.07

21. Valerie Grenier (CAN) 1: 42.13

22. Laura Gauche (FRA) 1: 42.29

23. Roni Remme (CAN) 1: 42.80

24. Maryna Gasienica-Daniel (POL) 1: 43.30

25. Noelle Barahona (CHI) 1: 44.24

26. Katerina Paulathova (CZE) 1: 44.69

27. Alexandra Coletti (MON) 1: 45.04

28. Ania Monica Caill (ROU) 1: 45.06

29. Barbara Kantorova (SVQ) 1: 45.99

30. Kim Vanreusel (BEL) 1: 46.51

31. Elvedina Muzaferija (BIH) 1: 46.80

Not finished: Lara Gut (SUI), Stephanie Venier (AUT), Nadia Fanchini (ITA), Federica Brignone (ITA), Jasmine Flury (SUI), Nicole Delago (ITA), Petra Vlhova (SVK), Candace Crawford (CAN)