Alpine Programs

Vonn Returns to Gate Training

by
USSA
2012-11-18 14:16
 

VAIL, CO (Nov. 18) – Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn returned to gate training Sunday with a giant slalom session on Vail's Golden Peak. Vonn, who has been slowed by illness for over a week, made the decision to begin gate training after a brief freeskiing session on Nov. 17. Her training status is day-to-day and no decision has yet been made on a possible start during the Nov. 24-25 Nature Valley Aspen Winternational.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) returned to gate training on Nov. 18 with a giant slalom session on Vail's Golden Peak.
  • Vonn had been slowed by illness for over a week, but is regaining strength.
  • Her training schedule will continue to be day-to-day and no decision has been made on a possible start during the Nov. 24-25 Nature Valley Aspen Winternational.

QUOTES
Roland Pfeifer
, Technical Head Coach
This was her first time in gates since Soelden and she hasn't lost any of her skills. Her skiing was right there. Obviously she has a lack of energy but now it's a matter of how fast she's able to recharge her battery.

We are day by day right now and will not make a decision yet on whether or not she can start Aspen. She is in a very good mood and she is so happy to be back.

Follow the U.S. Ski Team on Facebook and Twitter.