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Lindsey Vonn shows how to win bronze

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 12

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 21: Bronze medallist Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Ladies’ Downhill on day twelve of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Medal Plaza on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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JEONGSEON, South Korea — The United States has a fixation at the Olympics on winning gold. Lindsey Vonn showed Wednesday how to win bronze.

“I skied a great race today,” Vonn also said. “Sofia [Goggia] just skied better than I did.” Lindsey Vonn oldest woman to win Olympic Alpine medal

For eight years, Vonn battled injury to get back to the Olympic downhill.

This World Cup season, Goggia and Vonn have waged a 1-2 battle in the downhill. All the same, they are, genuinely, friends. As Vonn put it: we “We just enjoy going fast and enjoy competing against each other.”

She also said she hoped she had made her grandfather proud. Dabbing away tears, she said: “It’s sad. This is my last [Olympic] downhill. I wish I could keep going, you know? I had so much fun. I love what I do. My body just can’t — probably can’t — take another four years. But — I don’t know, I’m proud. I’m proud to have competed for my country. Proud to have given it my all. I’m proud to have … come away with a medal.”

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