Lindsey Vonn, who might be known as much now for dating Tiger Woods as her legendary World Cup and Olympic feats, was critical of ski officials after a devastating knee injury.
Vonn tore two knee ligaments and broke a bone in her leg Feb. 5 during a super-giant slalom race at the world championships in Schladming, Austria. During a conference call Friday, Vonn said loose snow -- an unsafe condition in downhill racing -- was "100% the reason why I crashed."
She is currently recovering in Vail, Colo., after surgery to repair the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in her right knee. In retrospect, she blames officials for allowing the race to be contested in unsafe conditions.
“I do not think the jury made the right call,” said Vonn, a four-time World Cup overall champion and owner of one gold and one bronze medal from the 2010 Vancouver Games, of running the super-G race that had been delayed 3 1/2 hours. “It was definitely not safe to run with that fog.”
Shortly after her crash, race director Atle Skaardal said that he didn't see any outside factors playing a role in Vonn's accident.