Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro. The four-time Olympic gold medalist went out with a bang, winning three individual events and helping her California team win the NCAA championship last weekend.
Lindsey Vonn won the final super-G of the season on Thursday and with it her 19th crystal globe trophy — equaling the record of Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.
After such a big win, Mikaela Shiffrin was at a complete loss. Her quandary? How to celebrate.
Lindsey Vonn traded in her ski boots for dancing shoes as she attended a party Thursday night where the guest of honor was none other than herself.
Finally, Lindsey Vonn figured out a tricky course that had given her so much difficulty for nearly two weeks. She even took a momentary lead.
Anna Fenninger of Austria has a comfortable cushion after the first run of the women’s giant slalom at the world championships Thursday, while Americans Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn are well back.
Olympic and world slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin had to wait a week, but she’s finally set for the world championships competition in her backyard.
Lindsey Vonn smiled and waved to the hometown crowd after finishing a run that didn’t count. Out of view, she broke into tears.
Friday was a disappointing day for the American women, but that didn’t stop a massive crowd from coming out to watch. There are 70 countries represented with skiers at the event, and the stands are just as diverse.
Two races, one medal for Lindsey Vonn. Not gold, either, but bronze. This wasn’t exactly the start the skier from nearby Vail was hoping for at the world championships in front of a home crowd.