Lindsey Vonn Back in a Race Suit and Ready to Ski
By Chris Gorski
I don’t think anyone doubted it or really held their breath but Lindsey Vonn is back and ready to climb back atop skiings top perch.
In last years world championships in Schladming, Australia, Vonn, 29, suffered a horrific fall completely ravaging her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. But no injury could keep this hardened skier down and after a successful surgery repairing her right knee Lindsey was ready to rehab and get back on skis. Skipping the initial season opening race October 26th in Soeldon, Austria to give her knee some additional rehab time you can expect Lindsey back for the World Cup Circuit in Beaver Creek, Colorado later this November.
Lindsey will be taking part in all three events at Beaver creek including downhill, super-g and giant slalom. When asked about the events Lindsey stated, "I definitely feel like I'm 100% in super-G, now it's a matter of getting more comfortable with downhill and getting more training days in giant slalom." So Lindsey is obviously working hard and making her comeback and we don’t think she will have an issue getting back to 100% in all her skiing disciplines.
Lindsey was recently interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today show (clip below) and was talking about her recovery and how things are looking up now. Vonn states in the interview, “I can’t tell which one is injured” when referring to her knees and as all skiers know, this is the goal of any that have suffered a knee injury. Overall the goal for Lindsey Vonn going forward is to be in the Sochi Olympics and with the hard work and determination she is known for this should not be an issue. We at Skis.com wish Lindsey the best and look forward to watching her ski again!