When I first heard that this Olympian ditzed Trump and said she would not go to the White House if she was invited. I thought, well, I hope she doesn't qualify or win just so we don't have another embarrassing display by an American athlete. I am sick and tired of these leftists creeps, who are looked up to by kids, trashing the President. In the famous words of Rush, I hope she fails.
We don't need this kind of mentality representing the U.S. She gets no sympathy from me.
Lindsey Vonn’s road to her final Olympics has encountered some trouble.
The American skiing star was treated for a back injury after completing her World Cup Super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Saturday. Vonn went to the ground after crossing the finish line and observers said she was experiencing extreme pain. She was treated in a nearby house and later limped to a car without speaking to reporters.
Video of Lindsey Vonn suffering a back injury in her run, dropping to the snow after finishing (sorry no sound). pic.twitter.com/QLTywWlb1E
— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) December 9, 2017
Though her father later told the Associated Press that Vonn was “okay,” the news is concerning. Vonn missed the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi due to a right knee injury.
The 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea start on February 8. Vonn, 33, has said this will be her final Olympics.
Vonn is one of the most decorated American skiiers of all time, taking gold in the downhill at the 2010 Games in Vancouver and winning four overall World Cup titles.
She made news earlier this week when she said would “represent the people of the United States” at the Olympics “not the president. Vonn also said she would not visit the White House as part of the traditional appearance by all American Olympians.
Thanks for that update Willy, sad injury, but even sadder quote by her on our President. Karma came earlier than usual imho. What goes around? USA Olympians now have also acquired this infectious disease it appears, they should be concentrating more on their skills to compete, without the backlash of mouthing it to reporters.
I added a video made between the statement and the injury. I can't wait to see how CNN is going to blame Trump for her back problems.
I saw an article today on FB, and she's done for this Olympics from her injury, and also for her career now. Not sad now either. She also lost all her sponsors too.
This really should be a reminder to all Olympic-class athletes who want to become political commentators that it's not a wise thing to do. Without wishing to sound too New Age, your psychic and mental energies need to be directed at the task at hand-- to be the best in your chosen sport. Here, it appears that Ms. Vonn disrupted her psyche by making controversial statements that took those energies away from her skiing.
Consider, she makes those statements she gets both positive and negative attention from the press concerning something other than her skiing, some depressing effects from those who disagree with what she stated, some manic effects from those who thoroughly agree with her, and it occupies too much of her mind when she was doing something dangerous that required 100% attention.
Result, a career-ending injury. Trainers have to remind their charges that they need to focus on their sport, not on practicing hateful politics, whatever be their bend.
She apparently recovered from her back injury enough to still be involved with the Olympics but her first attempt at a medal didn't work out. Vonn failed to earn a medal in the super G race and I for one am very happy about that. Now we won't have to watch her make a fool of herself and embarrass the Country by turning down a visit to the White House. She's another spoiled leftist athlete who shows disrespect for the Country she is supposed to represent. I've never been glad about one of our Olympians failing but in her case I am.
Vonn will probably claim that the Russians interfered with her bid to win the metal. The FBI will investigate and find a link to a former East German women's shot putter who they will claim hacked Vonns ski wax.