After being the first woman in U.S skiing history to win gold in her event, Lindsey Vonn made it known she planned to take home four more medals before the Winter Olympics were over.
But most Penn Manor students are more interested in Shaun White, not even noticing Vonn, even though some of the most-watched stories coming out of Vancouver have been about the tragic death of the Georgian luger and about Vonn’s bruised shin.
Patrick Simpson, a sophomore at Penn Manor said, “I watch the Olympics with my friends and to see how our country is performing.”
Vonn didn’t even know if she was even going to compete in the Olympics because of the injury she sustained in practice in Austria on Feb. 2.
But with weather postponing events and practices, Vonn gained enough time to rest her bruised shin.
With injury and all she still brought the United States a gold medal in the women’s downhill.
Vonn had a disappointing fall in the super combined, which wasn’t caused by her injury, but by an error Vonn made, according to an interview after she fell.
She gained another medal in Super-G, this time a bronze medal for the US.
She now has two more chances to medal in the Giant slalom and slalom this week.
By Sam Valentin