Lindsey Vonn finally on way to South Korea after lengthy flight delay

Ivan Schwartz
February 11, 2018

Lindsey Vonn and her grandfather, Don Kildow, were extremely close. She was married and divorced. And her sister Karin rags on a magazine story calling fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin the greatest skier of all time.

Vonn has spoken about her grandfather's influence, and how she wished he could be with her in South Korea.

Her passion for ski racing began when she was a little girl. She dated Tiger Woods.

Vonn wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that she had been sitting on a plane for about two hours but had yet to take off, explaining that "apparently we don't have the right documents to fly".

I want so badly to do well for him, and I miss him so much.

She told CNN that she had hoped her grandpa could be with her in Korea during the Olympics.

Goggia took the first day downhill race after an error by Vonn, which cost her the gold by 0.47 seconds. She is 33, and is openly talking about, nearly certainly, being her last Olympics. At just 17 years old, Biney is known for her explosive speed off the starting line and a bubbly personality that wins over everyone.

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But the Olympics are nothing if not a vehicle for stories of personal struggle and heartache. "So I figured I'd need her for the most important event". "That flu hit me hard".

Those sentences read smoothly, and the sentiments are real. Four years later, Shiffrin enters the Pyeongchang Olympics with an estimated net worth of $2 million and endorsement deals with Oakley, Red Bull and other companies.

Vonn has had her share of injuries in her career, including the knee operation that kept her out of Sochi but she says she is in good shape now - even if she has to incorporate maintenance work into her regular training. And so Lindsey Vonn, Under Armour athlete, arrived for her first news conference of the PyeongChang Games with her hair coiffed just so, obscuring the Nike swoosh on her Team USA pullover. Know how many people have ever won more?

Vonn also is still in the hunt to break Stenmark's record and thinks she can exceed it next season.

"I think what separates her from everyone else is her fitness, she's able to stay at that high level all the way through to the finish, with no drop-off at all".

In the meantime, she has medals to win. Goggia is smaller than Vonn, but her style is very similar to Vonn's.

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