Lindsey Vonn Resumes Training After Hospital Visit
US skier Lindsey Vonn has returned to training after a brief visit to the hospital for intestinal pain. The four-time overall World Cup champion returned to the slopes on Sunday to train for the giant slalom.
Vonn took to the slopes in Vail, Colorado, running through a series of gates on the course the day after doing a little freeskiing on the mountain, reports USA Today.
The USA skier is quickly returning to normal after her time battling an intestinal illness and may even run through a super-G training session on Monday.
There is no decision yet on whether Vonn will miss out on the giant slalom and slalom races in Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend. For now, her plan is to simply take her training day by day. US women’s technical coach Roland Pfeifer stated on Sunday:
“She didn’t lose her skills. Her skiing was right there. Obviously, she has a little lack of energy. It’s just a matter of how fast she’s able to charge her battery, talking about starting in Aspen. We go day by day.”
Bloomberg notes that Pfeifer added that Lindsey Vonn is “happy to be back” training again after she spent three days in the hospital last week. Vonn is a gold medalist in the women’s downhill skiing competition and also won a bronze in the super-giant slalom during the 2012 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Vonn has been a part of the US ski team for 12 years and is a high-profile endorser. She works with brands including Audi, Rolex, Under Armour, Red Bull, and Vail Resorts Inc.
With her training, Lindsey Vonn is hopeful she will be able to compete in this weekend’s World Cup Races.