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With Olympics looming, Lindsey Vonn’s priority is avoiding injury

After a four-week break from racing, American standout Lindsey Vonn is returning to the Alpine skiing World Cup this weekend. Winning won’t be her main priority as, with only 40 days left until the Olympic downhill, avoiding injuries is all that matters.

Lindsey Vonn takes World Cup super-G race, 1st win of season

With her father proudly watching from the bottom of the slope, Lindsey Vonn sped to an emotional win in a World Cup super-G race in Val d’Isere, France, on Saturday. It was her first win of a difficult season so far, one marred by a crash and a recent back injury, and it brought both of them to tears.

Lindsey Vonn criticizes ski officials after pulling out of race

Half of the U.S. ski team, including overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, pulled out of the Alpine combined race on Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course. After a postponement and a restart, Federica Brignone won the race with Ilka Stuhec second.

US ski team leans on superstars for medals ahead of Olympics

Dressed as comic book superheroes, American skiers were often merely mortal at the last world championships before the 2018 Olympics. A tally of three medals – one of each color, all won by female superstars – surely did not rise above expectations from an 11-event program that ended Sunday in the sun-soaked Swiss Alps.

Lindsey Vonn speeds up to target 1st career medal in combined

Lindsey Vonn took a faster line in downhill training on Thursday, and that bodes well as she tries to fill one of the few gaps in her medal collection. The American has never finished on the podium in five combined races at worlds and three Olympics since 2002, though she does have two season-long World Cup titles from the event that includes a downhill run and a slalom run.

Lindsey Vonn cautious in downhill practice; Stuhec posts best time

Lindsey Vonn took a cautious look at the downhill course Wednesday in the first practice run at world championships and finished more than two seconds behind leader Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia. On an overcast morning that made visibility tricky, Vonn says “I just wanted to get a feeling for the course.

Lindsey Vonn skis out, Nicole Schmidhofer wins super-G at ski worlds

In a surprising start to the world ski championships, Lindsey Vonn failed to finish the super-G on Tuesday and Nicole Schmidhofer won a race for the first time in her career. Vonn arrived in St. Moritz with a women’s record 77 career wins in World Cup races.

Lindsey Vonn avoids more serious injury in downhill training crash

Lindsey Vonn has avoided more serious injury after falling during World Cup downhill training. The American, who returned this month from nearly a year out with knee and arm injuries, lost control on a tricky left turn on the upper portion of the Olympia delle Tofane course Friday and hit the safety netting.

‘Blood, sweat and tears’: Lindsey Vonn back on top with downhill win

Lindsey Vonn is back on top in just the second race of her comeback from a knee injury and a broken arm. The American edged defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut to win a downhill event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Saturday and claim career victory No. 77, moving her within nine wins of the record held by Ingemar Stenmark.

Lindsey Vonn recovers from nerve damage in broken right arm to race

Lindsey Vonn struggled with nerve damage so severe she couldn’t move her fingers soon after surgery to fix her broken right arm. On her Facebook page, the four-time overall World Cup champion revealed in a more than 5-minute video her journey back to the slopes after breaking her right arm during a fall while training in Colorado two months ago.