Lindsey Vonn Narrowly Missed Death At Skiing Championship
American olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to a hospital in Austria Tuesday after a frightening crash during the Alpine World Championships in Schladming.
Vonn lost her balance after landing awkwardly from a jump … losing her ski and skidding into a gate. Doctors evaluated Vonn for more than ten minutes on the slope before she was loaded on to a helicopter and flown to a nearby hospital.
The U.S. team gave no immediate update on Vonn’s condition but said it would release a statement later in the day. However, according to our source, the doctor who examined Vonn says he believes she suffered a tibial plateau fracture — also known as a break in the shinbone.
This is the sixth straight major championship in which Vonn has been hit with injuries. This crash comes almost exactly one year before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The four-time overall World Cup champion lost balance on her right leg while landing after a jump. Her ski came off immediately, and she slid off course and hit a gate before coming to a halt.
The race, which was postponed for 3 1/2 hours because of fog, resumed after another 15-minute delay. Several racers struggled with the conditions.
“It’s not a very difficult course but in some parts you couldn’t see anything,” Fabienne Suter of Switzerland said.
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Good luck Vonn.