She did it, folks!
In her (most likely) last Olympic downhill skiing race, veteran skier Lindsey Vonn completed her comeback and went home a bronze medalist.
In the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, Vonn won a gold medal in the same the downhill, however in 2014 was unable to compete in the Sochi Olympics due to an injury. Returning 8 years after her gold medal, Vonn once again became an Olympic medalist – this time it was bronze, however.
Aside from walking away a medalist, Vonn, 33, also became the oldest alpine skier to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 21, 2018
Vonn gave an emotional post-race interview that signified this Olympics will probably be her last.
In an emotional post-race interview, @lindseyvonn says that this was her last Olympic downhill and she hopes she made her late grandfather proud. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/YtEpNzDMDu pic.twitter.com/vWhKp5NSGA
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 21, 2018
Responses to her history-making moment and emotional interview hit the social sphere in droves.
— Julia Mancuso (@JuliaMancuso) February 21, 2018
Lindsey Vonn makes it look so easy. It’s not. Hats off to her for a great #Olympics downhill career!
— Taylor Stern (@TayStern) February 21, 2018
Lindsey Vonn is the goat in alpine skiing! Congrats on an impressive Olympic career! @lindseyvonn you have been an inspiration to all in what you have done for this sport as well as your drive to never give up in all of the injuries you have come back from. Thank you!❤️🥇🥉🥉⛷
— Eric Byerly (@racerboy2021) February 21, 2018
Lindsey Vonn saying goodbye to the sport she loves so much is heartbreaking. She should be immensely proud of what she has accomplished
— SJO (@sarahoglesby16) February 21, 2018
— The Fair One (@Leesa_Michelle) February 21, 2018
When Lindsey Vonn cries, I cry
— Morghan Park (@MorghanPark4) February 21, 2018