Lindsey Vonn has skipped coming Saturday's season opening race in Austria, due to ongoing recovery from right knee surgery.
The famed skier has been training hard on glaciers in Soelden during last week, and made her difficult decision this Wednesday. The announcement was made for her quarter million fans on twitter:
Training is over and I'm headed back to the states. Trained hard but had fun @michaelakirchga . One… http://t.co/2vlVLQX4An
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) October 23, 2013
After shredding her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments at the world championships in Schladming last February, Vonn has been going through rehabilitation in the hopes to participate in 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia.
''While I physically feel great, I have decided to not race this weekend and instead will focus on returning in Beaver Creek,...I am confident the extra month of training will ultimately put me in the best position to have a successful season,'' said Vonn.
The athletic and attractive blonde will return at Beaver Creek, Colorado from November 29- December 1 for races. The 4-time overall World Cup winner and Olympics downhill champion is hoping to be in her peak form for Sochi, but doubts have emerged since Vonn had said last month she was considering racing in Soelden, Austria after a training session in Chile during August.
Lindsey needs only 3 more victories to match the record of Annemarie Moser-Proell's 62 World Cup race victories.
After her victories, Vonn gained notoriety by sharing her love with famous golfer Tiger Woods, after his high profile separation from his blonde wife Elin Nordegren. We certainly wish the new couple the very best, and hope Tiger can motivate Lindsey to do all she can to make a winning come back.