When Tiger Woods' ex Lindsey Vonn lost her temper

Feb 21, 2016, 09:20 IST | AFP

Tiger Woods’ former girlfriend attacks her ski bindings with a hammer in an apparent show of frustration on Friday

Milan: Lindsey Vonn apologised after a video showing her angrily attacking the bindings of her skis with a hammer overshadowed her skiing exploits on Saturday.

Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn

American ski queen Vonn, who dated golfing great Tiger Woods for two years before a break-up, finished second in the women’s downhill at the Italian resort of La Thuile to reclaim the overall World Cup lead from Swiss rival Lara Gut.

She now has an unassailable lead of 173 points in the women’s downhill standings with one race left this season, meaning she is assured of a record eighth crown in skiing’s most prestigious discipline.

Heavy hammer
But images of Vonn’s attacking her ski bindings with a hammer — in an apparent show of frustration at one of her skis coming off during a downhill race on Friday — has partly overshadowed her weekend exploits. The video shows Vonn taking a heavy mallett-type hammer in both hands and trying to smash the bindings on one of her skis.

After initially posting the clip on her Facebook page, Vonn later erased it. She then contacted the chairman of Head — who supply her equipment — to apologise.

Vonn admitted after Saturday’s race she had made a mistake: "I made a mistake and everyone does that. I am human. I had a lot of emotions yesterday and I should have just done boxing with my trainer.

I’m always usually careful with what I do and say on the social media platforms and I just didn’t really think it through. I was a little bit too emotional. It was a good lesson for me. I just have to remember that I have a lot of people looking up to me and I can’t let my emotions get the best of me."

The video clip of Lindsey Vonn losing it can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/h4kt4nk

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