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With raw emotions serving as backdrop, Lindsey Vonn roars into final Olympics

With raw emotions serving as backdrop, Lindsey Vonn roars into final Olympics

Vonn used the time to turn what was to have been a 14-hour journey into a social media adventure as the ski star updated her feeds. In the biggest, most stressful moments of life, the simplest things can make us smile.

"I need to do it", she says of eclipsing Stenmark's record.

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The 33-year-old American said she wouldn't be able to contend for a medal in the GS, "so there's really no point".

She was in the middle of her race when she lost her balance, and ended up losing one of her ski's. Another Olympic medal to add to her gold and bronze from 2010 would be the coup de grace as her career winds down.

Lindsey Vonn is a grown woman of enormous professional accomplishment and a personal life that has played out in public over the past decade-and-a-half. Now, one more time, she encounters a different set of circumstances. The Nike logo remained concealed, the Coke bottle out of sight, the dog available for pictures, but none of it could hide the girl who wants to make her grandpa proud and remind Americans how great she is.

A dog wags it tail, whether you bring home a gold medal or not.

The results from the first two days of men's downhill training support Miller's theory, with Canadian gliding specialist Manuel Osborne-Paradis going fastest on Thursday and similarly-styled Italian Christof Innerhofer laying down the quickest time on Friday. Eight years younger, Goggia took second behind Vonn on the second day of the World Cup downhill race.

Lindsey Vonn and her grandfather, Don Kildow, were extremely close.

She initially wrote: "Well hopefully we get to Korea. apparently we don't have the right documents to fly???"

Vonn said her increased mental strength really comes into play when she's in the starting gate. She skidded helplessly about 40 feet in the snow.

In PyeongChang, Vonn will compete in downhill, super-G and the combined. Now, with the opening ceremony in South Korea today, arrives the first - and, presumably, last - chance for them to share the spotlight at a Winter Games.

But the world cup hasn't been her focus this season - the Olympics has.