Women's alpine skiing

Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec, left, celebrates on the podium with third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn after winning the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Lindsey Vonn circus had rolled back into town, and that suited Ilka Stuhec just fine. All the talk at the world championships on Sunday — and indeed for the last few days — was whether Vonn could mark the last race of her career with a victory in the downhill. The spotlight,...
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Third placed United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down. Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones? Whatever it was, the sound was a...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn holds a press conference after taking the bronze medal in the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 10, 2019 - 10:18 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Lindsey Vonn has no regrets about retiring after "pushing through the pain one last time" to win bronze in the final race of her career. Vonn says "every athlete has their own obstacles and I faced...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates after taking third place during the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 10, 2019 - 8:45 am
A look at the life of Lindsey Vonn, who has retired from skiing after winning bronze in downhill at the world championships: ___ 1984: Born Oct. 18 in Minnesota, as Lindsey Kildow. 1996: Moves with family to Vail, Colorado, to advance her skiing career. 1999: At age 14, becomes first American...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 13, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, poses with all the Olympic medals and Women's World Cup skiing trophies she won in her career, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
February 10, 2019 - 4:21 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — After heavy early-morning snowfall, the skies have cleared for Lindsey Vonn's final race. Vonn is retiring after the downhill at the world championships Sunday. The race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) with Vonn starting third in a field of 37 skiers. Battling pain...
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In this photo taken on Feb. 8, 2019, Lindsey Vonn wears an airbag in Are. Lindsey Vonn has been getting plenty of use out of an air bag safety device that she wears under her racing suit. Developed by Italian manufacturer Dainese, the D-air Ski system fits into a vest around Vonn’s upper body and is programmed to inflate during crashes. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 09, 2019 - 4:31 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn has been getting plenty of use out of an air bag safety device she wears under her racing suit. Developed by Italian manufacturer Dainese, the D-air Ski system fits into a vest around Vonn's upper body and is programmed to inflate during crashes. "I won my first race...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 09, 2019 - 3:34 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — What the world of skiing and beyond said about Lindsey Vonn, who is retiring from skiing after the downhill at the worlds championships on Sunday: ___ Bode Miller, retired U.S. skier "There are so many different ways to measure the best of all time and she basically checks every...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo United States' Lindsey Vonn is assisted after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP, File)
February 09, 2019 - 1:58 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Anyone expecting Lindsey Vonn to take it easy in her last race should think again. Doesn't matter if she's still banged up from a crash with a black eye, a sore rib — not to mention the pain in both of her knees that forced her to move up her retirement. "Whether I'm ready or not...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates after finishing her run in the Women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday Feb. 10, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning.(AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 09, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin poses with her gold medal of the women's super-G, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 09, 2019 - 12:31 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin has taken issue with comments by Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller questioning her decision to sit out several events at the world championships. After winning the super-G on Tuesday, Shiffrin left Are to refocus for the giant slalom and slalom next week. That meant...
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