Alpine skiing: Taking risks could backfire in Pyeongchang - Milller

Alpine skiing: Taking risks could backfire in Pyeongchang - Milller

Alpine skiing: Taking risks could backfire in Pyeongchang - Milller

Yes, there's a little insight into how Vonn thinks.

Vonn is wearing gloves in high traffic zones like the media center, where she appeared for a press conference Friday at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

For every bit of warranted cynicism the Olympic movement breeds, of course, there are moments too real to manufacture.

Vonn is scheduled to meet with the worldwide media Friday afternoon in Pyeongchang before walking in the opening ceremonies.

Kildow died on November 1, 2017, at the age of 88. Yet she is in position to contend for medals - gold, even - in the three events she will contest, downhill, Super-G and combined. Her grandfather, who she credits for her love of skiing and much of her success, passed away late previous year.

The American skier live tweeted what turned out to be a journey of more than 24 hours from Munich to Pyeongchang. "But I know he's watching, and I know that he's going to help me and I'm going to win for him", Vonn said.

Let me put it this way, NBC is going to present Shiffrin to you as a huge star you need to see perform when the women's slalom takes place on Monday, February 12. As long as her body holds up, she will be back for one more valedictory season before retreating to full-time pursuit of a life partner, unless her chums in the Norwegian men's squad, Axel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud, who share the same ski sponsor, Head, come to her aid beforehand. He and his wife, Shirley, have a shrine to their granddaughter in their basement. Three world championships in the slalom, medals that hang in her room back home in Colorado because, she said, "I had dead space on my wall and I wanted to fill it with something, and they look pretty".

No woman can match Vonn's 81 World Cup victories.

Her parents, Jeff and Eileen Shiffrin, have ski racing backgrounds.

Vonn, who will compete in the downhill, Super G and combined events here next week, broke down in tears when asked about the death of her grandfather and skiing mentor, Don Kildow, who died past year.

If there's one thing NBC likes to talk about, it's NBC and with Vonn injured for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, they brought her on to do pundit work in NY, but they completely flubbed the execution by branding it "Vonn will cover the Winter Games".

When it does, Vonn remains formidable.

The world learned about all of this from Lindsey Vonn herself on, where else, Twitter. "I know it must have been a real learning experience".

The 33-year-old says she intends to compete on the World Cup circuit for one more year as she targets the record number of race wins, in either gender, of 86 set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.

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