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Posted: December 10, 2017

Back injury forces Lindsey Vonn to drop out of World Cup race

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Lindsey Vonn was in pain after injuring her back Saturday.

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Back injury forces Lindsey Vonn to drop out of World Cup race
Lindsey Vonn was in pain after injuring her back Saturday.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland —

After injuring her back in a World Cup race Saturday, skiing champion Lindsey Vonn withdrew from another scheduled super-G event Sunday before the race was canceled because of fog.

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Vonn tweeted her decision 45 minutes before Sunday’s race was to start, saying she was focused on being healthy for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Vonn, 33, hurt her back during her run in Saturday’s super-G race, CNN reported. She made it to the bottom of the slope, but slumped to the snow after crossing the finish line.

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Vonn later tweeted she had an "acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction. I got compressed on the 6th gate and my back seized up,” CNN reported.

Vonn finished 24th in Saturday's race, more than a second behind winner Jasmine Flury of Switzerland.

The Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea will be held Feb. 9-25. The American star won the downhill title at the 2010 Vancouver Games but missed the 2014 Sochi Games because of injury.


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