Team USA won a total of three medals — one of each color, all won by female superstars — at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Lindsey Vonn, the most decorated skier in history, made a remarkable comeback from multiple injuries, the most recent being a broken right arm last year, to win bronze in the downhill.
“I’m very satisfied. It’s been a tough year for me coming back from my arm injury,” she said. “Definitely struggled with my confidence there for a little bit, but I fought back and today a bronze medal feels like gold to me. It’s my seventh World Championship medal, and I now have every color in downhill, so I’m very proud of what I did today.”
“I think that’s something to be pretty proud of,” said the 32-year-old downhill great, who last won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She missed the Sochi Olympics through injury.
“I want to be in a position at the Olympics where I’m at my top form not just struggling to kind of make it back into the mix,” Vonn said.
American ‘Golden Girl’ Mikaela Shiffrin put her stamp on the World Championships becoming the first skier in 78 years to win three consecutive Slalom titles. “I think that the more people telling me about records or history or anything, I’m starting to realize that it’s amazing especially for ski racing in the U.S. it’s really great for the sport,” she told CNN after her race. “Today I wasn’t thinking that I was just trying to ski fast.”
Shiffrin, 21, also added a silver medal in the Giant Slalom, her first World Championship medal in that discipline.