action:article | category:SPORTS | adString:SPORTS | zoneID:40

Home » Sports

December 05. 2013 12:38AM

Vonn finishes training run, mulls entering Friday's race


Dec 4, 2013; Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada; Leanne Smith of the United States finishes a run during women's downhill training for the FIS alpine skiing World Cup at Lake Louise Ski Resort. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Reuters) — Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, who has not competed since suffering a knee injury in February, completed her first World Cup training run at Lake Louise on Wednesday but was undecided about entering Friday's race.

"I love Lake Louise, I'm so confident on this hill. It was the perfect place for me to come back," said Vonn, who tore knee ligaments at the world championships in Schladming.

Vonn, who has 14 World Cup race wins at Lake Louise, clocked the 19th fastest time in Wednesday's first practice session, 2.13 behind Spain's Carolina Ruiz-Castillo.

A training crash in mid-November interrupted Vonn's comeback and she was forced out of last weekend's racing on home snow in Beaver Creek, Colo.

"Hopefully this weekend will be good," she said. "We'll make a decision today whether I start competing on Friday.

"I was a little bit nervous because it was my first time in a race situation since February so it's been a long time and I'm really happy. The knee feels good, it feels stable. We'll play it by ear tomorrow and concentrate on the race."

The girlfriend of 14-time major golf champion Tiger Woods, Vonn insisted several times this season that she would be ready to defend her downhill Olympic title in Sochi in February.

The four-time overall World Cup winner is also three wins short of the record of World Cup victories held by Austria's Anne-Marie Moser-Proell, a mark she could beat if she made it back to her best level this winter.


 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk, right, tangles with Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask in the first period of Game 1 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals hockey playoff series in this 2013 file photo.

NH-based insurer sues NHL to limit its defense in players concussion lawsuits

A's claim former Fisher Cat Marcus Walden

Mariano Rivera's son to pitch for NH squad

Kevin Davis, CEO and president of Bauer Performance Sports, displays Bauer Hockey's latest innovation in hockey skates — the Vapor APX 2 with easily changeable skate blades in this 2013 file photo.

Exeter-based Bauer continues to expand beyond hockey with $330M purchase of baseball firm Easton-Bell

Hollis-Brookline head football coach resigns unexpectedly

New owners for Waukewan Golf Club

Matches announced for USA v. Cuba clash at Rockingham Park this weekend

Boston Marathon victim Jeff Baumann throws out the first pitch prior to the start of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park last year.

Service's creed on display in support of airman affected by Boston bombing

40-year-old Manchester mechanical engineer wins MMA decision

New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

USA Knockouts Tamed in Cuba

U.S., Cuba boxers clash in Havana, U.S. bouts set for Rockingham Park in Salem

Lee USA Speedway opens season April 13

Newmarket woman plans world-record cross-country run for charity

CHIP KELLY

Is Chip Kelly racist?

World Series of Boxing event moved to Rockingham Park - USA vs. Cuba

Manchester man in top 30 candidates for Padres public address announcer

NH man helps MLB players deal with stresses on, off the field

Review of the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook

New Hampshire Motor Speedway may run Sprint Cup race in 2015 under the lights

How Boston lost the Patriots and 'New England' grabbed the NFL's 'Gold Standard'

Twin State Speedway gets new manager

Yale promotes former UNH coach to offensive coordinator

Bulldogs sign UNH's Nick Sorkin

Flyers Notes: Flyers sign speedy New Hampshire forward

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!