Lindsey Vonn’s exit shows champions don’t have to go downhill | Richard Williams

American skier who is retiring from the sport did not need to win in order to bow out in glory in her final race

All she wanted, Lindsey Vonn said, was to stay out of the fence, get to the finish and see the green one more time. She got her wish. At the bottom of the hill, she saw the scoreboard. She had covered the course in a fraction over 62 seconds. And it was indeed lit up in green.

“I just wanted to come down and be in the lead one last time, even if it didn’t last,” she said. “And not to crash. That was pretty important.”

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