Lindsey Vonn Airlifted After Horrific Mountain CrashBy: Amanda Crum - February 5, 2013
Lindsey Vonn has been airlifted out of the super-G race in Austria today after sustaining injuries in a crash.
The 28-year old reportedly landed on the side of one ski after a jump and it threw her off balance. Details are sketchy as of now, but early reports say she may have a bad injury to her knee.
Unfortunately for the athlete, it’s only the first day of the world championships, so Vonn hasn’t had a chance to show off her skills. She did mention in a blog post before the competition that the weather conditions were not ideal on the mountain.
“I’ve been trying to be patient and stay calm, but it’s pretty tough with the way the weather has been,” she wrote. “It snowed a lot Sunday night, there was no training possible Monday on the race hill, then it rained most of Monday afternoon and evening. I know they’re going to try really hard to get the race off Tuesday. I have to try to stay positive and prepare for a race that I hope will happen. If it doesn’t happen Tuesday, I hear it will be moved to next Monday. We were supposed to have free skiing on the race course Monday, which means two or three runs for you to learn about the terrain and snow conditions. But because it snowed so much, they closed it to everyone including coaches. None of our staff has been on the hill. We don’t know what shape the hill is in. We don’t know anything about it.”