Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Gives Tearful Interview About Late Grandfather

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The Winter Olympics opening ceremony isn't until Friday, but we already have our first meme of the PyeongChang games, courtesy of Lindsey Vonn's dog.

She stuffed her 2014 Olympic slalom gold medal in the back of a sock drawer.

In PyeongChang, Vonn will compete in downhill, super-G and the combined.

But she was rocked in her home life with the death in November of her grandfather, Don Kildow, aged 88, and was reduced to tears when the subject was raised in her press conference.

CNN's Cody Wire asked the Colorado skier how memories of her grandfather resonated with her now that she is in South Korea getting ready for the games.

"I'm very happy with my skiing right now", Vonn said.

She then said about an hour later that the airline was trying to locate a new plane, with thousands of fans voting on whether she could expect to fly that date or not.

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I think about the loss of my Grandpa every day, but today I miss him more.

Do you remember Mikaela Shiffrin, Team USA Olympic ski racer, from the Sochi Games where she took gold in slalom?

Paris is now third in the World Cup downhill rankings after winning in Bormio in December and then picking up second place at Garmisch last month. I think about him all the time, especially when I'm racing.

When Vonn's trip to South Korea turned into a 24-hour ordeal of that special frustration that is an airline delay, there was a moment or two when she wondered if bringing Lucy along for the ride was a great idea. So I got Lucy.

"I feel much, much better now and I'm excited". And I know that he's gonna help me.

"We have a good team, a small team but a fast one", Fill told Reuters. "I was never on Dancing with the Stars, but thanks for the criticism nonetheless, high fives buddy". At the most recent event in Cortina, she finished 3rd, under a half-second behind Vonn. It's extremely lonely on the road and since I got divorced I had a lot of free time on my hands at night.

"Dear Grandpa, I still can't believe you're gone".

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