REMARKS: Lindsey Vonn closes career with bronze medal
“When you close out your career with a world champs medal... Big congrats to @lindseyvonn for a perfect final run”
“Not many were counting on [Vonn] to get the medal in her last race, which makes it even more special, She has won everything.”
“It's been high, it's been low, now I'm here again, There are a lot of girls who are skiing super great and every race is super tight and everyone has a lot of chances.”
“She really deserves this sendoff from her great career, Thank You Lindsey. She has been my favorite skier since 2008 when I saw her winning on television. I was a little girl sitting on the sofa. I just thought what a great skier and inspiration.”
“I'm literally tapped out, I can't cry anymore, I want to cry but it's dry. ... It's not an easy thing to feel your bones hitting together and continue to push through it.”
“It was just a perfect day for downhill, I laid it all on the line, that was all I wanted to do today. I have to admit I was a bit nervous, probably the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life. I wanted to finish strong so badly, I had a really hard time controlling my nerves and I never have a hard time with that. I’m just happy I made it to the finish. ... I made it down safely. My boyfriend [the Nashville Predators’ P.K. Subban] and my family are happy.”
“I wanted more than anything to finish strong. I didn’t want to end up like Tuesday, in the fence”
“She has been business as usual this whole week, saying, ‘I’m racing to win,’ I was like, ‘Just maybe make it down and maybe stand up.’ But she was like, ‘No, I’m going full out.’ She was definitely in the mind-set to push it, and she really did.”
“There's probably nobody doing a better tuck on the circuit than she and she is extremely aerodynamic, I know how hard she has worked for this. She deserves it.”
One last time I will stand in the starting gate.
One last time I will feel the adrenaline running through my veins.
One last time I will risk it all.
One last time… I will remember it forever.
Let’s do this! pic.twitter.com/cIQBDdgfGo
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 9, 2019