Lindsey Vonn Had a Rough Time Getting to the Winter Olympics

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Lindsey Vonn attends her press conference ahead of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

This is the 22-year-old's second olympics, but she started skiing young.

She recently won a Super-G race in Val d'Isere, France, which was emotional because her father, who had never seen her race, was there. The death of her grandfather, Don Kildow, has affected her, and she spoke about it during a press conference. It's really hard for me not to cry.

"It was the wind that blew me down", said the flamboyant Italian skier who clocked the fastest speed at 71¼ miles per hour (114.7 kph).

While she said she would love to compete in the giant slalom, she said her knee is not up to the task. "And I'm trying to incorporate the speed enough so that when I'm able to really go for it there, I'll have the experience".

She was on the flight with other Olympic athletes from Austria, Italy and Germany including the German flag-bearer.

She is the reigning Overall World Cup champion and the reigning Olympic and world champion in slalom and a four-time victor of the World Cup discipline title in that event.

Korea is not a newcomer when it comes to alpine skiing, but when it comes to the sport's speed events, like downhill and super giant slalom (super-G), it is.

"Most people with Mikaela's talent just rely on their talent", fellow skier and and close friend Brayton "Bug" Pech told Outside.

What set her apart was not just her technique, but her physical power, according to Miller. "It's extremely flattering. But it's apples and oranges", said Shiffrin, admitting less than 100 percent certainty whether she will chase medals in two events or many more.

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"She's usually in the hotel room whenever I'm racing", Vonn said.

"I think part of the fun about walking around in ski boots is making it look as awkward as possible", Shiffrin said.

A delegation from North Korea marched into the stadium with athletes from South Korea.

"If it weren't for my grandfather i wouldn't be racing".

"I don't have my Olympic medal from Sochi on display", she said.

SHE'S the greatest female skier of all time, an ex-girlfriend of Tiger Woods and an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, who is desperate to take on the men in World Cup events. For much of the winter, family time is rare.

As her King Charles spaniel, Lucy, slept at her feet through the delay, Vonn used the extra downtime to interact with fans on Twitter.

"I definitely am going to ski another season", she said.

Vonn also is still in the hunt to break Stenmark's record and thinks she can exceed it next season.

"I have four kids and I try to play golf every once in a while".

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