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‘One Last Medal’: Lindsey Vonn Thanks Fans for ‘Support’ After Final Race


Lindsey Vonn is saying goodbye to her illustrious skiing career — but not without a proper thank you to her friends and fans. The Olympian wrapped up her time on the slopes, Sunday, with a bronze medal in the women’s downhill at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, and marked the occasion with a celebratory Instagram post. “I DID IT!!!! One last medal in my final race … I couldn’t have asked for anything more!” she wrote. “Thanks everyone for the years of support, it means the world to me! I’ll post more soon but first it’s time to go home!” View this post on Instagram I DID IT!!!! One last medal in my final race…I couldn’t have asked for anything more! Thanks everyone for the years of support, it means the world to me! I’ll post more soon but first it’s time to go home! A post shared by L I N D S E Y • V O N N (@lindseyvonn) on Feb 11, 2019 at 12:29am PST //www.instagram.com/embed.js Vonn, 34, accompanied the message with a smiling photo showing off her new hardware, along with a slew of other prizes from past races. The star was quickly met with an outpouring of support from fellow athletes like tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, who wrote, “Congrats Linds! Way to finish on a high!” and actor Patrick Dempsey, who wrote, “Way to finish strong amazing congratulations.” Other celebrities, like Kate Beckinsale, Winnie Harlow, Lily Aldridge and Lewis Hamilton, also chimed in with congratulatory messages to Vonn. RELATED: Everything Lindsey Vonn Has Said About Perseverance Ahead of Her Final Race Vonn celebrated her final win shortly after the race with an Instagram video proclaiming the day an “amazing” one. “Such a great way to end my career. Thank you, everybody!” she said. The star athlete’s victory came after she lost control in mid-air and crashed into a gate while competing in the Super-G race last Tuesday. “I feel like I’ve been hit by an 18-wheeler, but other than that I’m great,” she told the Associated Press after the collision. “My knees are the same as they were before the race. I think my neck’s going to be sore. I got the wind knocked out of me, my ribs are oddly sore. It’ll be fine. Sunday will be great.” RELATED: Lindsey Vonn ‘at Peace’ with Retirement, Says Breaking World Cup Record Is ‘Not the Sum’ of Career Vonn has long been plagued by knee problems, which forced her to bump up her retirement plans last year. The three-time Olympic medalist said in October she was aiming to retire after the 2018-2019 season, and had hopes that she’d break the record for most World Cup wins. Vonn remains behind record-holder Ingemar Stenmark, but is still the leader among women. As for what’s next, Vonn pondered her post-skiing future to PEOPLE last year, saying she’s looking forward to the public’s realization that she’s more than just an athlete. “I would just like to be remembered as something more than just a ski racer,” Vonn said. “I’ve tried to be a good role model and I have my foundation and I’ve tried to give back as much as I can, and ski racing is what I’ve done but it’s not who I am, and I think I’m just kind of realizing that now, so hopefully people can see that as well.” (People.com Latest News) More More

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