Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PostHeaderIcon What Shin? Lindsey Vonn Wins Downhill

Women's downhill silver medalist Julia Mancuso, left, and gold medalist Lindsey Vonn celebrate on Wednesday at Whistler. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / February 17, 2010)

The extra days off helped. U.S. downhill skier Lindsey Vonn was able to heal up enough from a bruised shin to take home the Gold Medal. Thanks to some nasty weather the events have been postponed and rescheduled which only helped Vonn who arrived in Vancouver with a deeply bruised shin.

Vonn lived up tho the hype of being the best women's skier around by ignoring the media pressure and injury to win the Gold.
It would be hard to imagine anything better than what actually happened Wednesday, at the Olympics, in Whistler, above white snow and below blue sky.

Lindsey Vonn didn't just become the first American woman to win the Olympic downhill, with a time of 1 minute 44.19 seconds.

Vonn did it with a throbbing shin under backbreaking pressure, which is why, when she won, she cried nonstop for almost two hours.

"Overwhelming," Vonn said. "This is the best day of my life by far."

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