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Lindsey Vonn responds to social media attacks: 'I haven't changed my mind'

Lindsey Vonn responds to social media attacks: 'I haven't changed my mind'

Sofia Goggia is not known for her elegant style.

Then, though, Ragnhild Mowinckel, silver medalist in giant slalom for Norway's first woman's Alpine medal since 1936, running from the 19th position, snuck into second place, dropping Vonn to third.

Then again, shocking finishes seem to be the norm on this hill.

Following her failure to medal during a recent skiing event, online critics began ridiculing her loss as "karma" for past comments she made about U.S. President Donald Trump, as reported by The Daily Mail. She won the bronze medal in the Super-G earlier this Olympics. That time was good for second and held through all the top contenders, many of whom made mistakes that took them out of contention including Switzerland's Lara Gut, who missed a gate, and falls by Austria's Stephanie Venier and Italy's Nadia Fanchini.

Mowinckel was just 0.09 secs behind Goggia after a blistering final run. It was the first time in 78 years of Olympic Alpine skiing there were double gold medals.

Goggia gradually built up speed, getting out of the start just 26th fastest. She became the oldest woman to win a World Cup downhill, one of 42 wins in the event on the circuit. Vonn's plan is to pick a start number immediately after Goggia's - both so she can watch Goggia's line and so that she, Vonn, can know Goggia's time when it's go-time.

One said: 'Lindsey Vonn said she was going to boycott the White House visit.

The United States has a fixation at the Olympics on winning gold.

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She has 65 podiums in downhill on the World Cup circuit, including 42 wins, and now sits No. 2 in the current season's downhill rankings.

With Wednesday's race being the American alpine skier's last Olympic downhill, Vonn said she can't get caught up reflecting. She had his initials on her helmet as she competed on Tuesday. "I struggled to try to keep the emotions together, but I left it all on the mountain like I said I would", Vonn said.

"I" m trying not to think about it I" m trying just to enjoy literally every second, and enjoy being with my team ... "You know, I want to represent our country well, and I don't think there are a lot of people now in our government who do that".

Shiffrin opted out of the downhill after the schedule was changed late Monday by forecast strong winds, moving the Alpine combined event forward one day. Track. Is. So. Fun!

"I gave it all today, skied a great race". Breezy Johnson, a 22-year-old from Jackson Hole, Wyo., finished seventh.

Before the race, Vonn posted on social media that it would "most likely" be her last Olympic downhill. The Austrian has already won two golds and will be favored to collect a third. The downhill is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.in Korea - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night in Boston.

Lindsey Vonn competes in the women's downhill event.


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