The dream of any sports star anywhere in the world is to perform at the highest level possible and compete against the best opposition in the world. Soccer has the World Cup, American Football has the Superbowl and then for athletics there are the Summer Olympics. Then there is the Winter Olympics, which sees stars from various Winter sports compete on the biggest stage possible.
One star who was thoroughly looking forward to competing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, is America Ski star Lindsey Vonn, who had high hopes for the event. Unfortunately though, things have taken a turn for the worse for Lindsey Vonn, as she has had to pull out of the Sochi Olympics with a recurring knee injury. Lindsey is clearly distraught by the decision but hopes to be ready for the World Championships.
Lindsey posted on her Facebook page, "I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi. I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no A.C.L. but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level. I’m having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the world championships at home in Vail next February. On a positive note, this means there will be an additional spot so that one of my teammates can go for gold. Thank you all so much for all of the love and support. I will be cheering for all of the Olympians and especially team USA!"
There has been a lot of talk about what this might mean for the career and the future of Lindsey Vonn, with many suggesting that this was her last chance to appear at a Winter Olympics. At the age of 33, Lindsey is certainly not getting any younger but, with her hard working ethic and grit and determination, we would not rule out seeing her in a future Olympics. We would like to wish Lindsey Vonn a speedy recovery.