Shiffrin relaxed, fast and focused on Olympic combined event

Jonathan Hernandez
February 21, 2018

Be it a jarred back, fractured humerus or season-ending injuries that include a fractured left ankle (2016), wrecked right knee (2014) and left knee (2013), Vonn has suffered a catalogue of mishaps that has left her relying on more than a couple of reconstructed body parts. She also pulled out of the super-G, a day after her fourth-place finish. While that is a bigger issue in super-G than downhill because there are no training runs, it should work to her advantage.

That move by Shiffrin makes sense because she has a much more realistic shot of medaling in the combined event, which takes the combined time of one downhill run and one salom run, and racing the downhill Wednesday would detract from her chances in combined.

"I haven't ever completely said that I am not", she said, slightly opening the door, before nearly closing it shut again. "I use every opportunity". "I like letting other people think that they are faster".

As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. "And afterward, I'll do some reflecting".

We can tell you Tierney is high on both Vonn (-170) and Sofia Goggia (+325), the two gold medal favorites.

Vonn, 33, won the last time the pair went head-to-head in a World Cup race in Garmisch earlier this month with Goggia finishing second.

Vonn, who purposely stood up out of her crouch to slow herself down at the end of her final two training runs, does not prioritize her times in training.

Afterward, Vonn got choked up while discussing her late grandfather and her career.

"I think it's not the line, it is how you feel the downhill, how you feel your skis and the set-up". There's no shame in thinking Veith was the probable victor and the broadcast moving on; even Ledecka was stunned by her win.

Turning to the slope, Brignone said it was "not so fast, and so easy, even a little boring". "The snow is never steep so there's no speed".

The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party.

When it comes to the question of continuing in the sport or not, she said it is not a matter of motivation or desire but purely whether her knee can cope.

"I always try and remember that it's people talking behind a computer and they're going to say anything", she said after accusations that she is anti-American for her outspoken stance against US President Donald Trump.

Many Trump supporters have criticized the Olympian for telling CNN in December 2017 that she "hope [s] to represent the people of the United States, not the president" at the Winter Games, which likely led to their slamming of her this time around. "No actually I think every U.S. team member is invited so no I won't go".

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