Lindsey Vonn announces she will miss Sochi

08 January 2014 19:04
Superstar Lindsey Vonn will not compete in Sochi
Superstar Lindsey Vonn will not compete in Sochi -
Agence Zoom

Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (USA) announced on 7th January 2014 that she will not participate in the upcoming Sochi Olympics.

Vonn, who had staged a comeback in December with an impressive fifth place finish in the opening Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G in Lake Louise, felt that a subsequent racing injury in Val d’Isere, France from 21st December 2013 made it impossible to stabilize her knee and be ready to safely ski again next month. Vonn will undergo surgery shortly so that she has sufficient time for recovery with a focus on the February, 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at her home in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado, as well as the World Cup season.