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Twitter reaction to Lindsey Vonn bowing out of Sochi Games

USA's Lindsey Vonn powers down the hill

USA’s Lindsey Vonn powers down the hill during the Women’s Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Downhill event at Whistler Creek side Alpine skiing venue on February 17, 2010. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)


Lindsey Vonn’s announcement this morning that she will not compete in the Sochi Olympics drew an almost instant reaction on social media.

Not entirely surprising was the fact that the athlete who was most vocal on Twitter was figure skater Evan Lysacek, who like Vonn is a 2010 Vancouver gold medalist missing the 2014 Games due to injury.

Vonn’s well-wishers extended into the world of entertainment, where actress Kirstie Alley Tweeted her support.

Here is a compilation of the Tweets Vonn received:

With Lindsey Vonn out, who are the skiers to watch at the Sochi Games?