Winter Olympics: Vonn stays off slopes for day, will race downhill
By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Sports Writer
WHISTLER, British Columbia — Lindsey Vonn’s husband says “there’s no question” she will compete in Wednesday’s Olympic downhill even though her bruised right shin had a setback in training.
Thomas Vonn says in a telephone interview that his wife is staying off the slopes completely Tuesday to rest her injured leg. He says the shin is “throbbing,” a day after the two-time overall World Cup champion was the fastest woman during the first part of a split training session.
He also says Lindsey Vonn probably wouldn’t have taken part in the downhill training run that was scheduled for Tuesday but was called off because of an overnight snowstorm.
She still plans to enter every Alpine race. Her best event is downhill; she won five of six World Cup downhills this season.