Skiing Championship: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold as 'Hulk' Lindsey Vonn crashes out

Updated: Feb 06, 2019, 10:12 IST | AFP

Vonn, in her final season, had no such luck. Vonn, who has announced she will retire after the championships in Are, Sweden, went down hard, but was able to ski down after receiving medical attention

Skiing Championship: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold as 'Hulk' Lindsey Vonn crashes out
Lindsey Vonn reacts after falling in the finish area in Sweden yesterday. Pic/AFP

Mikaela Shiffrin took her first step to world domination by storming to super-G gold yesterday, but there were tears for outgoing teammate Lindsey Vonn who crashed out.

Mikaela Shiffrin
Mikaela Shiffrin

Shiffrin herself overcame a near-crash halfway down the hard-packed course in temperatures of -18 Celsius (-0.4F) to clock a winning time of 1min 04.89sec, nudging out reigning Olympic downhill champion Sofia Goggia of Italy by two-hundredths of a second. Switzerland's Corinne Suter claimed bronze, at 0.05sec. "I don't think this is going to sink in for a long time, it's crazy!" said Shiffrin.

Vonn, in her final season, had no such luck. Vonn, who has announced she will retire after the championships in Are, Sweden, went down hard, but was able to ski down after receiving medical attention. "If adversity makes you stronger I think I'm the Hulk at this point...." Vonn tweeted in reference to Marvel Comics' green-skinned humanoid boasting supernatural strength.

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