Lindsey Vonn makes her Olympic return
Competing in her first Olympic event in eight years, four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn wasn’t able to come away with a medal in Saturday’s super-G.
The American skiing star ended up tied with Italy’s Federica Brignone for sixth in the event, which saw the Czech Republic’s Ester Ledecka beat Austria’s Anna Veith by one one-hundredth for the gold.
Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won the bronze medal.
Vonn was the first skier down the hill in Saturday’s event and had a clean run going until a slip with the finish line in sight cost her some time.
She was knocked from the gold-medal position when the third competitor, Italy’s Johanna Schnarf, crossed the finish line and lost the podium when the seventh skier, Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein, took over the lead from Switzerland’s Lara Gut.
The other three Americans in the event, Breezy Johnson, 22, of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Laurenne Ross, 29, of Bend, Oregon; and Alice McKennis, 28, of New Castle, Colorado; finished in a grouping at 14th, 15th and 16th.
Vonn will still compete in the downhill and combined events in PyeongChang.
Vonn, who missed the Sochi Olympics while recovering from a knee injury, won a gold in downhill and bronze in super-G at the 2010 Olympics.
The 33-year-old is also a seven-time medalist at the world championships, including a gold in super-G in 2009, and topped the World Cup rankings five times in the discipline.
She has 45 podiums in super-G in the World Cup, including 28 wins.