Ski queen Vonn vows to win for late grandfather

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The American alpine ski racer, who will be competing in Olympic events that include the downhill, combined, and slalom alpine events kicking off on February 11 through the 23, tweeted on Wednesday that her Lufthansa flight had been delayed for about two hours and was not taking off, possibly due to herself and other passengers not having the right documents.

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. celebrates after winning the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Germany. She had to miss the Sochi Olympics because of her knee injury.

It's possible that she also could enter the super-G and downhill, which would make her something never seen these days: a five-event threat.

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Vonn won gold at the 2010 Games in Vancouver and has hit form at the ideal time ahead of the games in Pyeongchang. The Austrian has won an unprecedented six consecutive overall World Cup titles and appears on his way to No. 7.

"I've been through so much since my dream came true of becoming an Olympian but all of the sacrifice, hard work and adversity have been worth it because it's made me who I am today", she posted about her road to the Olympics via Instagram recently. A positive start in the giant slalom, and Shiffrin would be en route to multiple medals. "I know that he's going to help me, and I'm going to win for him". "Even though I did go on record saying I want five gold medals - I want the world and (to be) the king of the universe and all those things".

"I'm definitely going to ski another season after this", she said. "I know it must have been a real learning experience".

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