Alpine skiing: Vonn slides out of world's Super G on first day
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[February 07, 2017]
ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters)
- Lindsey Vonn's first run at the World Championships lasted just a
few seconds on Tuesday when the American slid out of the Super-G in
Starting 11th, Vonn was as good as her word, having said at the
weekend she was going to go all out - win or bust. Despite a perfect
start, it was the latter as she slid out mid-course, but managed to
avoid a crash.
Defending Super G champion, Anna Veith, suffered a worse fate,
crashing out of the race.
Vonn, though, picked herself up and skied to the finish zone where
the 32-year-old was cheered loudly.
"I lost my pole early on and tried to get it back," she said. "I was
distracted for a second and thought I lost a lot of time. I went too
straight and had no chance of making the next gate."
"It was a tactical error but it tried to give everything. I am not
disappointed. I tried as hard I could. I don't know why I am losing
the pole. I will duck-tape it to my hand," Vonn said.
The four-times overall World Cup champion and 2010 Olympic downhill
gold medalist says her best chance for a victory is in Sunday's
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Lindsey Vonn of the USA reacts. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
She has 77 World Cup wins under her belt, nine victories off the
record number held by Swedish great, Ingemar Stenmark.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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