Sport Alpine skiing-American Vonn returns to the slopes this week

20:06  11 january  2017
20:06  11 january  2017 Source:   Reuters

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Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. skis during in the Alpine Skiing World Cup women's downhill race in the Bavarian ski resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler. The 32-year-old American skier had surgery on a broken right arm in November, and returns to action after completing an intensive three-month program of rehabilitation. "Words cannot describe how excited I am to be returning to the slopes this week ," the 2010 Olympic downhill champion told Eurosport.

Lindsey Vonn , one of the most decorated alpine ski racers in the history of the sport, returned to the slopes for the first time in 10 weeks today in Austria. Vonn fractured her ankle on a training run in New Zealand in August, and after intensive rehab, said she felt good during some practice runs. Despite the progress, Vonn stated today that she won't be competing in the World Cup season opener in Soelden, Austria. From her personal Facebook, "Being back on snow the last two days has been incredible

Four-times overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn will return to competition this week in Austria's Altenmarkt-Zauchensee.

The 32-year-old American skier had surgery on a broken right arm in November, and returns to action after completing an intensive three-month program of rehabilitation.

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Alpine Skiing . Watch Eurosport. American ski superstar Lindsey Vonn has exclusively revealed to Eurosport that she will make her long-awaited return to the piste in Lindsey Vonn told Eurosport: “Words cannot describe how excited I am to be returning to the slopes this week .

Alpine Skiing . Watch Eurosport. American ski superstar Lindsey Vonn has exclusively revealed to Eurosport that she will make her long-awaited return to the piste in Lindsey Vonn told Eurosport: “Words cannot describe how excited I am to be returning to the slopes this week .

"Words cannot describe how excited I am to be returning to the slopes this week," the 2010 Olympic downhill champion told Eurosport. "It's been a tough three months with over 300 hours of rehabilitation but being able to go fast and compete again makes all of the hard work worth it.

"I am thrilled to make my return at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, a place where I have had incredible success, including breaking the World Cup Downhill win record in front of Annemarie Moser-Pröll last year. I have already missed a few races but hopefully I can overcome that and still make a run at some World Cup titles."

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