Sofia Goggia wins Olympic downhill, Lindsey Vonn becomes oldest female medalist


After starting off with a gold medal in the giant slalom, she finished a surprising fourth in the slalom, her best event. Goggia became the first female downhill Olympic gold medalist in Italy's history. This time, Goggia was not great at the outset, almost fell backward while landing a jump midway through, then was terrific on the final third of the course.

She competed in the super-G and was on pace for a great time that could have put her on the podium.

"I was an absolute no before but I was thinking about it", Vonn said on Monday. "I was able to push it a little more". "If I'm nervous then I'm going to lose anyway, so what's the point?"

"I didn't take any risks", Goggia added. "No, actually, I think every U.S. team member is invited, so no, I won't go", she said. Vonn spoke with the New York Post about her being "99.9 percent" certain that 2018 will be her final Olympics.

By the end of the run, Mowinckel had secured her grip on a second silver medal. "Afterwards, her mother - who also serves as Shiffrin's coach - said Shiffrin wasn't ready for the downhill, noting she hadn't "touched her speed skis" in a month" and would need to "miraculously" improve if she hoped to compete in the downhill.

"So if I could physically continue skiing then I absolutely will".

"It's sad. It's my last downhill".

The U.S. Ski Team will announce the four skiiers on the Alpine team Monday night at 9 p.m. ET after the last training runs, reports NBC Sports.

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"But "m proud to be competing for my country, giving it all and proud to come away with a medal". She finished eighth in Torino in 2006, she missed the 2014 Olympics after injuring her knee six weeks before the event, she raced the Vancouver 2010 downhill event - and won - with a bruised shin, and in the Super-G event in Pyeongchang, she finished sixth after almost falling in one of the last turns.

The downhill is the second event Shiffrin has withdrawn from in Pyeongchang in what is turning out to be an up and down two weeks.

Vonn appears healthy, relaxed and strong, and she has grown familiar with Pyeongchang's downhill course. And while many critics tweeted at her to keep her mouth shut and stop being political, they ironically made it political by making Trump the focus. It did not work out and she finished sixth.

The pair embraced at the finish area, Vonn allowing herself a slight look skywards, a sigh and shrug of the shoulders.

On Saturday, skier Lindsey Vonn lost a chance at an Olympic medal after a mistake in the super-G.

A number of contenders struggled down the unforgiving course where the slightest overedge or too much air off the three main jumps left racers straining to make up lost tenths of seconds.

Plagued by injuries in recent years, Vonn had been overshadowed by 22-year-old sensation Mikaela Shiffrin.