U.S. ski star Lindsey Vonn, 34, has announced a possible immediate end of career. “I didn’t want to stop, but I can’t go any further. The pain in my knees are too much and I don’t know what to do”, quoted by the ORF, the most successful woman in Alpine world Cup history on his website.

Previously, she was eliminated in the Super-G in Cortina d’ampezzo. The victory of her teammate Mikaela Shiffrin won; for the 23-Year-old in the eleventh season, it was already a success.

On the question of whether the Super-G might be her last race in the world Cup, replied Vonn in tears: “I think it is. I still have to think about it, but it can be. I have to think about it.” In the ARD Interview, Vonn said she had more pain than she had expected.

Vonn, as you know them actually: in a cheering pose

the Vonns career of great Successes, but also numerous injuries. Last November, she had suffered a further knee injury. The Comeback in Cortina you drove with rails on both knees and experienced three disappointments. The departures on Friday and Saturday, they landed on the squares of 15 and nine.

After that, Vonn had been dissatisfied, but outwardly confident: “I still have a lot of possibilities. Not sooo many, but enough,” she had said on Saturday to be your record-hunting. The had been braked to a new knee injury from the Training in the fall. The start of the season you missed.

“There is no lack of Motivation, lack of cartilage”

Vonn is at the 82 world Cup Victories. You originally wanted to travel this season to the end, and even still in the race, Louise fight in Lake in the coming Winter, take – all, to break the record of Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark of 86 Wins. “There is no lack of Motivation, devotion, or desire, there is a lack of cartilage,” she said last week: “My body tells me: enough!”

In her career, she drove titles to 137 podium finishes in the world Cup, two world Championships, an Olympic gold medal in the downhill in 2010 and a total of three Olympic medals.

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