Vonn on U.S. ski roster for worlds, possible return | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Vonn on U.S. ski roster for worlds, possible return

The Associated Press

Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski women's World Cup super-G event in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy on Jan. 20.
Marco Trovati / AP

Lindsey Vonn was named to the U.S. ski team roster for the world championships, paving the way for a possible return to the starting gate despite her aching knees.

Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the 13-athlete American squad for the event that begins next week in Are, Sweden.

The 34-year-old Vonn was planning to step away in December. But the all-time winningest female World Cup racer contemplated retiring effective immediately after struggling to finish a super-G in Italy earlier this month because of the severe pain in both knees. Vonn later announced on social media the pain was due to a nerve issue.

Vonn skipped the World Cup races in Germany over the weekend to heal up.

Shiffrin will be chasing after her fourth straight world championship slalom title. Her first World Cup win was at a slalom race in Are in 2012.

U.S. WOMEN’S ROSTER: Alice Merryweather, Paula Moltzan, Nina O’Brien, Laurenne Ross, Shiffrin and Vonn.

U.S. MEN’S ROSTER: Bryce Bennett, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Tommy Ford, Travis Ganong, Ted Ligety, Brian McLaughlin and Steven Nyman.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User