Following two injuries and 322 days since her last race, Lindsey Vonn returned to racing in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup on Sunday. Vonn finished 13th.
“For me, it’s not really a matter of the results, I’m just happy to be racing again. Vonn said. “Of course I have higher expectations for myself, but considering the condition and the fact that we had a training run and a race in the same day, I think it was pretty good.”
After three days of weather delays, the women ran an early morning downhill training run Sunday, and then headed back to the start for the real deal.
In Sunday’s race, four Americans stacked into the top 16 with Wiles leading the way in third. Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was 12th, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) 13th and Breezy Johnson(Victor, ID) was 16th. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was 29th, Alice McKennis (New Castle, CO) was 34thand Leanne Smith (North Conway, NH) was 38th.
Up next, the women head to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany for downhill Saturday, Jan. 21 and super G Sunday, Jan. 22.