Tim Reynolds, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 8:30am
Up in the starting area on a frigid night in the mountains, only three women's bobsled pilots remained. One was the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist. Another was the reigning world champion. And the third was someone without a single victory of any international significance on her resume.
Lindsey Vonn turned in a bronze-medal performance in the last Olympic downhill of her career. Russian Alina Zagitova skated a flawless "Black Swan" routine for a world-record score in the short program and a shot at gold after Friday's free dance. And Norwegian Marit Bjoergen became the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time by taking bronze in women's cross-country skiing.
CORRECTS: Marit Bjoergen wins record 14th Winter Olympic medal; US wins 1st medal in women's cross-country skiing. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said it was the first medal ever for the US in cross-country skiing)
Howard Fendrich, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 12:50am
Lindsey Vonn knew that the bronze medal she earned Wednesday came in her final Olympic downhill, the signature event of her singular career. She knew that, but she didn't have an easy time processing it.