Mikaela Shiffrin Replaces Lindsey Vonn as American Face of Winter Olympics

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Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is on her way to South Korea for the Winter Olympics, but only after encountering a series of delays. Questions about Don Kildow, and the tears they prompted were inevitable following Vonn's use of social media to pay tribute to the man who first put her on skis as a two-year-old in Wisconsin.

"But I'm still here, because I want to live for the future, not the past. I'm going to win for him". "It's really hard for me not to cry".

Vonn missed the Sochi Olympics because of a knee injury, and struggled for much of last season after breaking her arm and suffering nerve damage in her hand. He's been such a big part of my life, and I really hoped that he would be alive to see me.

"If it's more windy than today, the gondola is not going to run so then we have a major problem for everybody and it's not going to happen". I'm going to give it everything I have and whatever happens will happen. I know that he's going to help me.

The U.S. skiing star, who missed the 2014 Sochi Games after surgery on her right knee, says she will compete in the downhill, the super-G and the combined. The gold she returned in Vancouver eight years ago was the first by an American woman in the downhill.

The 33-year-old, who won downhill gold in Vancouver 2010, said: 'I want so badly to do well for him. "It took me until my third Olympics to really figure out how to deal with the pressure".

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But she made a decision to sit out the giant slalom, saying that her knee "is just not really in a place to do that".

"I was questioning whether I was going to bring her here because it was a long trip, but she's always with me so I figured I need her for the most important event". Vonn is intent on skiing at least one more season in pursuit of Stenmark's record 86 World Cup victories. Three world championships in the slalom, medals that hang in her room back home in Colorado because, she said, "I had dead space on my wall and I wanted to fill it with something, and they look pretty".

"Ah, it's really hard", replied Vonn, the most successful female ski racer of all time.

Lucy. She's a 2-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that is bunking with Vonn during the Games. 'I'm skiing exceptionally well and I have a lot of confidence. "All those things that are kind of part of who I am sort of disappear". My main focus this year was exclusively on the Olympics and I'm very happy with how I feel physically, mentally. "Even though he had more wins, he had a different schedule than her and had many more opportunities and different risk tolerance". She enjoys sleeping the majority of the day. I got Lucy, she travels with me everywhere.

"I'm feeling much better, much more like myself", a relaxed Shiffrin told reporters on Saturday. Linsdey Vonn has been an Olympian since she was a teenager.

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