After a career of injuries and comebacks, Linsey Vonn’s final Super-G event of her career ended with a crash at the Alpine world championships in Ã re, Sweden.
Vonn lost control mid-air and skied through a gate, the panel of which got stuck on her boots. She hit the ground hard, face-first, and used her hands to prevent her head from hitting the snow.
Just a few days prior, 34-year-old Vonn had announced her retirement from the sport.
“It’s time to be done,” Vonn said after the crash. “My body isn’t doing what my mind is telling it to.”
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“That’s Lindsey. She (goes) 100 percent or nothing,” said Austrian racer Nicole Schmidhofer, who finished 11th. “That’s why she has won so many races and why she’s an Olympic champion.”