Despite her recent loss at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Lindsey Vonn is not letting the trolls get her down. They came at her hard after not grabbing a medal.
The games in PyeongChang mark the fourth Olympics the 33-year-old athlete, the most successful female alpine skier in World Cup history, is competing in. On Saturday, she failed to medal during the women’s Super-G, her first competition at this year’s games, and placed sixth. Then the attacks came.
Then she tweeted back to another twitter user, explaining her thought process. Vonn loves her fans, and loathes her trolls.
“Not everyone has to like me but my family loves me and I sleep well at night,” Vonn tweeted. “I work hard and try to be the best person I can be. If they don’t like me…their loss I guess… Thank you for the support.”
“Tomorrow is another day and another opportunity to become better,” she added. “Goodnight.”
It’s ok Julie. Not everyone has to like me but my family loves me and I sleep well at night. I work hard and try to be the best person I can be. If they don’t like me 🤷🏼♀️ their loss I guess… Thank you for the support🙏🏻❤️ https://t.co/EaySJE7QAe
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 17, 2018
“Frustrating to be so close to the podium and to have made such a big mistake…but that’s ski racing,” Vonn tweeted about her performance on Saturday. “I’m proud of the way I skied and how I attacked the course. I gave it my all and came up short. That’s life. Now it’s on to the Downhill!”
Linsdsey Vonn wins even when she loses. She’s a special athlete, and has endured more than most. Keep doing you Lindsey!