Lindsey takes first gold — the Vonn-couver Olympics begin

February 17, 2010

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Lindsey Vonn shrugged off the most famous shin-jury in sport to produce a fantastic victory in the women’s downhill Alpine skiing at the Winter Games on Wednesday, marking the start of what may well be the Vonn-couver Olympics.

Vonn, the hugely popular American and one of the most famous faces at these Games, blew away her nearest rivals, which is astonishing given that she arrived worried that her bruised shin might be so bad that it would stop her competing altogether. If she is so dominant when having to ski through gritted teeth, how* good would she look here fully fit?

Now we will hear lots of talk about a possible five-medal haul. Can she do it?

PHOTO: Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. reacts after competing in the women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill race at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

* changed from “who” … thanks to Db8r for spotting the typo.

Comments

Umm shouldn.t the last sentence of the 2nd paragraph be “how”? Thanks,

Posted by Db8r | Report as abusive
 

I’m calling the whole shin injury (remember didn’t happen unless I see photos or x-rays) a HUGE media stunt!

Posted by VailGeek | Report as abusive
 

She overcooked it, by the looks.

Posted by Gingerly | Report as abusive
 

And yeah … how

Posted by Gingerly | Report as abusive
 

Winter Olympics.

WHO CARES???????

Posted by whatever23 | Report as abusive
 

Why can’t anyone just say “GREAT JOB LINDSEY”!?!

Posted by jendivesak | Report as abusive
 

OK, OK, Well done Lindsey. It was a great, great run … she creamed the opposition.

Posted by Gingerly | Report as abusive
 

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