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Lindsey Vonn Announces On Instagram She's Retiring After World Championships
© Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
On Friday morning, Lindsey Vonn revealed on Instagram that she’s retiring from competitive skiing following the World Championships in Sweden next week...
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It’s been an emotional 2 weeks making the hardest decision of my life, but I have accepted that I cannot continue ski racing. I will compete at the World Championships in Downhill and SG next week in Åre, Sweden and they will be the final races of my career.
I have always pushed the limits of ski racing and it has allowed me to have amazing success but also dramatic crashes. I have never wanted the storyline of my career to be about injuries and because of that I decided not to tell anyone that I underwent surgery this past spring. A large portion of cartilage that had delaminated from my bone was removed. My crash in Lake Louise last year was much more painful than I let on, but I continued to race because I wanted to win a medal in the Olympics for my late grandfather. Again, I rehabbed my way back this summer and I felt better than I had in a long time. Then I crashed in Copper this November and injured my left knee, tearing my LCL plus sustaining 3 fractures. Despite extensive therapy, training and a knee brace, I am not able make the turns necessary to compete the way I know I can. My body is broken beyond repair and it isn't letting me have the final season I dreamed of. My body is screaming at me to STOP and it’s time for me to listen.
Honestly, retiring isn’t what upsets me. Retiring without reaching my goal is what will stay with me forever. However, I can look back at 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, 7 World Championship medals and say that I have accomplished something that no other woman in HISTORY has ever done, and that is something that I will be proud of FOREVER!
I always say, “Never give up!” So to all the the kids out there, to my fans who have sent me messages of encouragement to keep going… I need to tell you that I’m not giving up! I’m just starting a new chapter. Don’t lose faith in your dreams, keep fighting for what you love, and if you always give everything you have you’ll be happy no matter what the outcome.
Thank you for the amazing years, for always supporting me, and for making my job so fun. Can’t wait to see some of you in the finish in Åre where I will give it my all one last time.
Love always,
Lindsey


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Redbone66 months
She can go full time porn star soon.
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conman66 months
She is a hell of a skier. Love the sport. Watching these guys and girls going straight down a run that all of us would traverse is impressive.
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Drizzt66 months
I thought this whore was already retired. Bye.
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brewdrees66 months
Father Time, i mean BBC undefeated
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SelaTiger66 months
Her vagina is so torn up it prevents her from skiing at her best. Poor Lindsey.
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Amazing Moves66 months
Too bad Larry refuses to retire her here.
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Black n Gold66 months
Will she go down as a better skier or whore?
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LSUTIGER in TEXAS66 months
Now she’ll have more time to attention whore it up in search of any athlete or celeb who will have her
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SECdragonmaster66 months
Is she retiring from skiing or from chasing the BBC? She is clearly addicted to both.
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justustm266 months
Racist MFers will be racist MFers. Somehow I knew that headline would attract them in droves to call her all types names. Like snakes will be snakes, you really can’t help yourselves. It’s inbred and you know no other way.
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bcoop19966 months
Don't wish injuries on anyone but I hope after next week we never hear from her again.
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SirWinston66 months
Shes the worst. #WeStand
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