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Alpine skiing-Vonn to delay retirement for one race next season

Updated: 01-12-2018 04:04 IST
Lindsey Vonn will probably delay her retirement to compete at next year's World Cup stop at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies, the Olympic alpine skiing champion said on Friday.

Vonn had planned to retire at the end of the 2018-19 season, but her plans have changed after she injured herself in a high-speed crash last week.

The fall will keep the American out of the season-opening downhill at Lake Louise this weekend.

"I've announced already I'm retiring after this World Cup season, so to miss my favourite stop on the tour is devastating," she said in a YouTube video.

"I'm probably going to have to come back next year and just race Lake Louise."

Vonn, 34, said she hyper-extended a knee, sprained a ligament and suffered a bone bruise in her fall and would probably be able to race in a few weeks.

Vonn has 82 career World Cup victories, four short of the all-time record held by Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Ed Osmond)

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