Vonn closes profession with bronze medal

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10 Feb 2019, 18:14 IST
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ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Newest on the Alpine snowboarding world championships (all occasions native):

1:40 p.m.

Lindsey Vonn has received the bronze medal in downhill within the closing race of her profession.

It is a medal that brings Vonn full circle: the American’s two silvers on the 2007 worlds on the identical course in Are have been the primary two main championship medals of her profession.

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia defended her title from the 2017 worlds, ending 0.23 seconds forward of Corinne Suter of Switzerland and 0.49 forward of Vonn.

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1 p.m.

Corinne Suter of Switzerland has pushed Lindsey Vonn all the way down to the bronze medal place.

Suter completed 0.23 seconds behind Ilka Stuhec, whereas Vonn was 0.49 behind.

Suter already received bronze within the super-G on Tuesday.

12:45 p.m.

Defending downhill champion Ilka Stuhec has pushed Lindsey Vonn all the way down to second place by means of 10 skiers.

When Vonn crossed the end line after her run she had a giant smile on her face, waved and bowed to the gang.

As quickly as she exited the end space, Vonn was greeted by Swedish nice Ingemar Stenmark, the one skier to win extra World Cup races than Vonn — 86 to 82.

Stuhec, of Slovenia, completed a whopping 0.49 seconds forward of Vonn.

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12:35 p.m.

Lindsey Vonn has accomplished the final run of her snowboarding profession.

Beginning third of 37 racers within the downhill, Vonn got here down in first place.

She’ll now have to attend some time to seek out out her closing outcome.

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11:45 a.m.

Fog and wind have pressured organizers to shorten the ladies’s downhill course.

The beginning has been moved all the way down to the second reserve begin.

A shorter course ought to favor Lindsey Vonn within the final race of her profession.

With fewer gates to navigate, she will not should put as a lot pressure on each of her surgically repaired knees.

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10:21 a.m.

After heavy early-morning snowfall, the skies have cleared for Lindsey Vonn’s closing race.

Vonn is retiring after the downhill on the world championships Sunday.

The race is scheduled to start out at 12:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) with Vonn beginning third in a subject of 37 skiers.

Battling ache in each of her surgically repaired knees, the 34-year-old Vonn not too long ago moved up her retirement date. She then crashed in Tuesday’s super-G and can race for the final time with a black eye and bruised rib.

Vonn goes out as probably the most profitable feminine skier of all time with 82 World Cup wins.

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