Lindsey Vonn Retires

morstar
morstar Posts: 6,190
edited March 2019 in The cake stop
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-sports/47088488

I have to say it is a shame but about time. Phenomenal athlete who took the sport to a different level at her peak. Looked capable of producing solid results racing against men.
Just hope she doesn't pay a physical price for chasing the dream a little too long. Hopefully too damaged to compete at the highest level doesn't mean a long life of aches and pains. Same goes for Andy Murray I guess.

Sophia Goggia has been gradually evolving into the next great downhiller. Although apparently some other yank seems to be doing slightly better than average in most disciplines. Stenmark has survived one assault, not sure he'll manage to retain his record much longer.

Comments

  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,471
    She's had some horrendous crashes. Hopefully she'll become a Eurosport pundit as I would happily watch her.
  • awavey
    awavey Posts: 2,368
    totally agree, she was, still is, a phenomenal athlete,certainly an inspiration for women in sport, always enjoyed watching her race as she just had that knack of finding tenths of a second on a course when others couldnt, plus shes had injuries that normally are career ending, and yet come back and still won races.

    Ski racing is a tough old sport on the body.
  • lesfirth
    lesfirth Posts: 1,382
    As above. You have to have done a bit of skiing to appreciate what downhill skiers do.
  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    lesfirth wrote:
    As above. You have to have done a bit of skiing to appreciate what downhill skiers do.
    I have had the pleasure of skiing the strief in kitzbuhel (normally obviously, not straight down). The idea of going straight is somewhat ridiculous.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,113
    Incredible skier, best lady skier of all time so far, but will be eclipsed by Schriffin.
    Hope she is able to ski with her kids and grand kids in the future.
  • awavey
    awavey Posts: 2,368
    Eurosport2 have a Lindsey Vonn Chasing History prog this Sunday (17th Feb) at 8:15pm following her last race at the recent World Championships...which I wont spoil if you dont know the result already :)

    https://video.eurosport.com/alpine-skii ... ideo.shtml
  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    awavey wrote:
    Eurosport2 have a Lindsey Vonn Chasing History prog this Sunday (17th Feb) at 8:15pm following her last race at the recent World Championships...which I wont spoil if you dont know the result already :)

    https://video.eurosport.com/alpine-skii ... ideo.shtml

    Missed that. They tend to get repeated though.
    Was a good world champs despite very variable weather and short courses. The quality shone through throughout the 10 days and no obscure winners.
  • cruff
    cruff Posts: 1,518
    A bit shallow this, but as well as being immensely talented, extremely tough and articulate she's also absolutely f***ing gorgeous.
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.