PyeongChang 2018: Lindsey Vonn 'chasing history' in South Korea

Lindsey Vonn 2018

Ledecka is a world champion snowboarder, having won the parallel giant slalom a year ago, and she will go for gold in that event on Thursday. The final is Saturday.

Whilst Vonn continues as one of the faces of U.S. sport - with multiple sponsorship endorsements - she closes in on making skiing history by either male or female competitor during the regular season. The mistake was enough to keep her out of medal contention. "Why not?" she said, laughing.

She won three World Cup downhills in a row before heading to South Korea. "She beat me in training in Lake Louise - that was also surprising. I'm really trying to win and do a good run every time but I didn't really realize that this really can happen", added the snowboard parallel world champion.

Vonn, who was the first competitor on the course, went way wide on one of the last turns late in the course after skiing a near-perfect run up to that point.?She finished in 1:21.49.

Vonn tied Italy's Federica Brignone for sixth in 1:21.49.

Switzerland's Lara Gut and Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather are the top-ranked super-G skiers this season, although Gut's Olympics got off to a shaky start when she lasted just 17 seconds before crashing out in the giant slalom on Thursday.

"I thought it was either going to be really great or really bad", Vonn said. He will be watching from the best seat in the house, hopefully looking out for me and guiding me down the mountain.

Veith (1.21.12) had looked like becoming the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic super-G, but ultimately had to settle for silver.

She still has two more medal chances in the PyeongChang Games, in the downhill on Wednesday and the alpine combined on Friday. "I made a mistake at the bottom, but that's what happens in super-G's".

She dedicated these Olympics to her grandfather, Don Kildow, who died in November.

"I attacked. I gave it everything I had".

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