Exciting races for Lindsey in Korea!

At the Downhill and Super-G test events for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Korea, Lindsey finished second twice!
Sofia Goggia/Italy came in first twice – and Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec clinched twice the 3rd place!

Lindsey was of course disappointed at first to have so closely missed the opportunity to enjoy two more victories this season, yet on the other hand, she was still pleased to have recovered most of her form after facing a series of crashed an tough moments after her outstanding victory at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

“It’s definitely encouraging,” she said after the Downhill. “Right away, even after the first inspection, I knew that it was going to be a good track for me, and I think there’s also something to be said for not winning the test events. Sometimes that can be quite a bit of extra pressure added on unnecessarily. I think I have enough of that, so I don’t really need anymore. I know where I can make up the time, and I think it definitely bodes well for next year.”
“I’m still looking to improve my level of confidence in order to take more risks on race day. I just have not trained enough on snow after my crash last fall in training and my long rehab. I miss those days on snow a lot but at least I know I can adjust it and soon be more aggressive.”

The all-time best Super-G specialist was also satisfied by her first podium in that event this winter after failing to finish the recent Super-G races at St.Moritz and Crans-Montana.

“I’m really happy,” she said. “It’s definitely the best Super-G performance I’ve had all season by a long shot, so it’s nice to see that I still have the speed and it’s coming back around. Definitely frustrated with the amount of time that I’m getting second place by, but you know, if I’ve learned one thing in ski racing, it’s that those hundredths always come back and I’m hoping that they come back next year for the Olympics, so I’ll bide my time. I’ll be patient, and everything will work out the way it’s supposed to.”

“It’s for sure mostly a matter of time until I can put all the pieces of the puzzle together again. I still made too many small mistakes today, but I’m on the right way,” added the quadruple overall World Cup champion who will skip the next technical races at Squaw Valley to train a few extra days on the Olympic run. “I’m looking forward to return here and fight for another Olympic medal. It’s good to know that I feel comfortable on that course.



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