Vonn Rips Ski Officials Over Crash

Vonn Rips Ski Officials Over Crash

Lindsey Vonn's right knee is healing quicker than her feelings over a world championship race she says should have been called off.

 

The four-time overall World Cup champion remains unhappy about how she sustained a season-ending injury – two shredded ligaments and a broken bone – at the world championships in Schladming, Austria. She believes organizers should have postponed the super-G race on Feb. 5 because of deteriorating course conditions.

 

In a conference call Friday, Vonn said she "did not think it was safe" to race on the soft snow and that "athletes safety should come first."

 

"I do not think the jury made the right call," said Vonn, who underwent surgery to repair the ACL and MCL nearly two weeks ago. "It was definitely not safe to run with that fog."

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