The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment

The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea-In some distant Olympic future, the 2018 Games will be recalled as those in which a 22-year-old American ski racer named Mikaela Shiffrin won a gold and a silver medal, and became just the fourth American to win three career Alpine medals (along with Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Vonn, who won her third at the same Games, at age 33). But as I saw in my career, things can change quite quickly.

Gisin turned in a almost flawless performance as she finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to eclipse the silver-medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds.

Both Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn raced the Alpine super-combined on Friday, the first time the two American skiers competed against each other at the Olympics, and nearly surely the last. "I love being in the starting gate, it is just a totally different experience, I am going to miss it a lot", she said.

That Swede Andre Myhrer took gold at the age of 35 was encouragement to Kristoffersen, who reckoned he had "two or three" more Olympic Games in him to secure the precious gold medal.

Shiffrin picked up her second medal of the Games after winning the giant slalom.

Vonn said: "I know that it would mean a lot to him to be back here, a part of him is in South Korea always". I really want to keep racing forever, but I can't.

"I didn't feel I could make that slalom".

Shiffrin hit the finish 1.98 seconds behind Vonn and 1.21 behind Michelle Gisin of Switzerland, in sixth place.

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"To come away from these Olympics with two medals is insane".

Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta on her second try of Thursday's shootout to clinch it. Rooney stopped 29 shots in regulation and the 20-minute overtime.

Vonn entered the second run in first place, with a lead of more than 0.7 seconds over Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway and Michelle Gisin of Switzerland.

Vonn finished the Games with one bronze, in the downhill.

Her skis were fast Thursday on the downhill. She also has three total medals. "And I tried everything I could to win for him", Vonn said.

After a dominating the World Cup season - at one point winning five straight races and making 11 consecutive podiums - she suffered a late January swoon. And she'll unquestionably be a better all-around skier, a force of nature in her absolute prime, four years from now. But then I felt better and got over the jet lag.

"I tried to give it my all and to put my whole heart in that run and I knew I had to be fast to keep a little distance because with Lindsey, you never know how fast she skis in slalom because she was fantastic a couple years ago. You can guarantee that I am going to continue fighting until I get that record".

On social media, viewers and fans were saluting Vonn for her incredible list of accomplishments.

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