VIDEO: An emotional Lindsey Vonn discusses last Olympic downhill after bronze medal run

Credit: Andreas Rentz

Credit: Andreas Rentz

United States skier Lindsey Vonn was emotional at the conclusion of her final Olympic downhill Wednesday in PyeongChang.

In an interview with NBC, Vonn spoke of her late-grandfather and how she hoped she made him proud in her run Wednesday and her feelings on her final Olympics.

“It’s been fun,” Vonn said. “It’s been a fun ride and I hope tomorrow I can maybe pull something out of the hat, but it’s sad. This is my last downhill. I wish I could keep going, you know? I have so much fun. I love what I do. My body just can’t, probably can’t take another four years.

“But I’m proud. Proud to have competed for my country. I’m proud to have given it my all and proud to hopefully come away with a medal.”

Vonn, 33, finished 0.47 seconds behind Sofia Goggia of Italy (1:39:22) and runner-up Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway. With her bronze medal, Vonn became the oldest woman to ever win an Alpine medal at a Winter Games, according to ESPN.