World Cup Opening in Sölden

The victory of the World Cup Opening in Sölden was taken by Tina Maze (Slovenia), Austria’s Kathrin Zettel was ranked second and Stefanie Köhle finished third. And unfortunately our defending champion Lindsey Vonn went out in the second run. After the first run she was in 12th place but early on in the second run she hooked her left hand on a gate and crashed.

On the US Ski Team website Lindsey said “That was definitely not the game plan. In the first run, I felt like I skied solid, but didn’t risk enough. I was a little bit too conservative on the pitch. In general I’m happy with my position on my skis and the way I’m skiing. I just didn’t execute the way I was hoping to today. Second run I was trying as hard as I could to make up two and a half seconds, which is tough to do, and I got my arm caught on a gate. Visibility was really bad today. I think five of the top 10 went out. Last year was definitely a surprise for me to win here in Soelden. But with the new skis this year, I didn’t know what to expect. Training had been going really well and I just didn’t execute it today. I have to fight harder than I did today – lesson learned. I’m happy and I’m just going to try and get ready for the next races. “

By now Lindsey is heading back to the States and gets ready for the season’s next races.



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