Vonn lowering expectations

By ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

WHISTLER, B.C. -- By all accounts, she is expected to be the damsel of the Games.

But if American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn is to win multiple medals, as expected, she will have to do so despite a bruised shin.

The buzz around the mountain village here Wednesday morning is that Vonn suffered a mild injury while in training last week.

The World Cup overall champion for the past two years, Vonn is scheduled to compete in five events here and many are referring to her as the Michael Phelps of these Olympics.

Vonn is first scheduled to compete on Sunday in the super-combined event, not necessarily one of her strongest suits. The first training run for women alpine contestants is scheduled for Thursday.

Vonn unveiled the news publicly on NBC's Today show on Wednesday morning, revealing that she suffered the injury in a pre-Olympic workout in Austria.

"I'm coming into these Olympics a lot more unsure than I was, um, a few weeks ago," Vonn said in an interview with NBC's Today show that aired Wednesday. "I at least want people to know what's going on and if I don't perform well, why that is."

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