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.
In an emotional post-race interview, @lindseyvonn says that this was her last Olympic downhill and she hopes she made her late grandfather proud. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/YtEpNzDMDu pic.twitter.com/vWhKp5NSGA— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 21, 2018
“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.
Today I won a bronze medal that felt like gold. It was an amazing day that I will never forget. Thank you to everyone who supported me and helped me get to this point. Love you all ❤️🙏🏻— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 21, 2018
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