Meeting at their Congress, this year at the Greek resort of Costa Navarino, the International Ski Federation (FIS) are reported to have “indefinitely tabled” a repeat proposal by the most successful female ski racer of all time, American Lindsey Vonn, to race alongside men in the Men’s Downhill World Cup opener in Lake Louise. The FIS said they had received “no renewed proposal.”
Posting on Twitter, Vonn said, “I haven’t given up on this, just delayed it one more year.”
Jesse Hunt, the Alpine Director of the US Alpine Ski Team, appeared to confirm that Vonn currently has other things on her mind in an interview with Tiroler Tageszeitung Online.
She said Vonn, who already has more World Cup victories than any other female racer with her 82 wins, is currently prioritising breaking the record of 86 World Cup victories recorded by Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark.
I haven’t given up on this. Just delaying it one more year. https://t.co/1r7NC9b16N
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) May 16, 2018
(Image top credit Red Bull)