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Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn's Olympic career is over

Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn's Olympic career is over

Switzerland's Michelle Gisin held off the challenge of pre-event favourite Mikaela Shiffrin to win the women's Alpine combined gold medal at Pyeongchang 2018 today.

The experts made Shiffrin the pre-race favorite for gold. She didn't finish the slalom that time.

Gisin was able to hold off Shiffrin, who is one of the world's best slalom skiers.

Here in PyeongChang, opening up, Shiffrin won gold in GS. "I wish I could keep going, I'm having so much fun and I love what I do, but my body just can't take another four years". "It's really, really incredible to walk away from here with a medal".

"It's an example of my ability to visualize things", Shiffrin says of how the lessons helped her.

"I just attacked like I always do and I'm proud of this last downhill run in the Olympics, going out on top", Vonn said. But I'm going to soak it in as if it were my last, ' said Vonn.

"I haven't had a lot of advice about what to do because, first of all, I don't think Lindsey sees herself as being done yet or passing the baton", she answered.

Despite likely being disappointed at not adding yet another gold medal to her haul on Wednesday, she can reflect on a career that has spanned nearly 20 years.

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Her skis were fast Thursday on the downhill.

As Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn prepares to go for another gold, flying down the slopes in Pyeongchang, South Korea, her agent has been busy moving her Beverly Grove home. When the Alpine combined was moved a day forward to Thursday, Shiffrin elected to skip the downhill race rather than compete in back-to-back days.

Four years ago, Slovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin tied for the downhill title with the same time down to the hundredth of a second. Everyone said I was washed up and I should just quit. Both races will be broadcast by NBC, but you can also stream it live here. "But you know I'm here and I'm on the Olympic podium again".

"The Olympics are a unifying event, one that has a profound impact on the entire world, and so to quantify it how many medals you have I think is not appropriate, and doesn't respect the athletes and what they've put into to be at these Games".

With a showstopping slalom run, Mikaela Shiffrin won her second medal of the Games on Day 13.

If Vonn had won a medal in the combined she would have tied the record for the most-decorated American female alpine skier at the Olympics, now held by Julia Mancuso with four.

All Vonn could do was scream and shrug. And she plans to ski another season - with just six victories needed to break retired Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark's all-time record of 85 World Cup victories. She has 81; he had 86.

Vonn and her father reunited past year following the death of her grandfather - who was firmly in the American's thoughts going into the Games.


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