Vonn “happy to race again”

Courtesy of Red Bull Newsroom

Lindsey Vonn is seen at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Zauchensee, Austria on January 14, 2017

Former Olympic champion finishes 13th on World Cup return after injuries.

Lindsey Vonn was relieved to complete a downhill run on Sunday after her recent injury troubles.

The American finished 13th at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, however she posted a respectable time to finish 1.54 seconds off Austrian home winner Christine Scheyer.

Vonn, who has one Olympic gold and two World Championship golds across downhill and super-G, suffered a broken leg last March then a fractured arm in November.

Lindsey Vonn performs at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Zauchensee, Austria on January 15, 2017

The four-time overall World Cup champion also sat out large parts of 2013 and 2014 through a horror knee injury and had not raced competitively in 322 days after the latest setbacks.

She said, “I felt like I was skiing well, just not quite on the limit yet. It’s not a matter of the results, I’m just happy to be racing again.”

Swiss star Lara Gut finished just off the podium in fourth place to reduce the absent American Mikaela Shiffrin‘s overall World Cup lead to 315 points.

Lindsey Vonn performs at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Zauchensee, Austria on January 15, 2017
Lindsey Vonn is seen at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Zauchensee, Austria on January 15, 2017

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