Vonn considering dropping slalom from repertoire
VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Lindsey Vonn’s days competing in all five ski disciplines may be behind her, since the four-time overall World Cup champion is seriously considering giving up slalom in her comeback from a career-threatening knee injury.
The 30-year-old American racer thinks she is still somewhat off the pace in speed events, despite clinching her first victory in nearly two years with a downhill win at Lake Louise, Canada, on Dec. 7.
She thinks ditching slalom may help her cause to become the No. 1 speed racer again.
Speaking on Thursday ahead of a scheduled downhill and super-G in the French resort of Val d’Isere, Vonn says, “I want to focus on the speed races right now. I don’t know if I’ll do slalom again. It’s difficult starting in the back.”