Vonn to retire


February 1, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Lindsey Vonn of the USA celebrates winning the bronze medal in Women's Downhill n South Korea on Feb. 21, 2018, during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Lindsey Vonn says she will retire from ski racing after this month’s world championships in Sweden.

The women’s all-time leader in World Cup wins had been planning to retire in December but changed her plans because of persistent pain in both of her knees, which she fully realized after failing to finish a race in Italy last month.

Writing on Instagram, Vonn says “it’s been an emotional 2 weeks making the hardest decision of my life, but I have accepted that I cannot continue ski racing. I will compete at the World Championships in Downhill and SG (super-G) next week in Are, Sweden and they will be the final races of my career.”