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Lindsey Vonn eager to get back to racing

November 29, 2013|By David Wharton
  • Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn takes part in a Super-G training run Friday.
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn takes part in a Super-G training run… (Julie Jacobson / Associated…)

It seems that Lindsey Vonn might be ready to resume her comeback.

The reigning Olympic downhill champion spent a second consecutive day on the slopes, pushing her injured right knee a little harder.

"Definitely, I'm encouraged,'' she told the Associated Press. "It's looking a lot better than everyone expected. Things are going well.'

Vonn reportedly skied three super-G training runs in Vail, going a little faster each time.

She spent much of the last year recuperating from major knee surgery, then partially tore a reconstructed ligament during training in Copper Mountain, Colo., earlier this month. The second mishap forced her to skip her comeback debut in nearby Beaver Creek this weekend.

Now, she is hoping to compete in Lake Louise, Canada, next week.

"I'm not sure yet," she said. "As it looks right now, yeah.''

Asked why she is trying to get back so soon -- rather than take a month off before racing -- Vonn said: "Because I want to start in Lake Louise. ... I'm just going to progress every day until Lake Louise."

A more important date would seem to be Feb. 7, when the 2014 Sochi Olympics begin.


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