WHISTLER, British Columbia - Lindsey Vonn’s Olympics is over after she skied out of the women’s slalom, her last Alpine event in Vancouver.
Vonn straddled a gate in the first half of her run Friday. She could not correct her line after her right, outside ski slid away coming out of a left-hand turn.
She skied with a broken right pinkie that was protected by a hard plastic casing. She also had back pain from a crash at Wednesday’s giant slalom. In addition, Vonn has been troubled by a sore right shin from spill in Austria before the Olympics.
She won two medals at Vancouver — gold in her signature downhill and bronze in the super-G. Vonn also crashed out of the slalom portion of the super-combined when poised to win a medal.