Lindsey Vonn competed in her final Olympic downhill on Tuesday. The 33 year old skiier followed it up with an emotional interview.
Her final downhill was dedicated to her late grandfather and she spoke about what it meant to her.
“It’s been really hard for me not to get emotional for so many reasons. I wanted to win so much because of him. But I still think I made him proud. Our family never gives up, and I never gave up. I kept working hard, and I’m really proud of this medal. I know he is too.”
“It’s sad. This is my last downhill. I wish I could keep going. I have so much fun. I love what I do. My body just probably can’t take another four years. But I’m proud. I’m proud to have competed for my country. I’m proud to have given it my all. I’m proud to hopefully come away with a medal.”
Vonn didn’t come away with the gold she was hoping for, but she did medal, winning the bronze. Not a bad way to go out.
In an emotional post-race interview, @lindseyvonn says that this was her last Olympic downhill and she hopes she made her late grandfather proud. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/YtEpNzDMDu pic.twitter.com/vWhKp5NSGA
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