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South Korea: US skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin wrap up Olympic participation03:05

South Korea: US skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin wrap up Olympic participation

Korea, Republic of, Pyeongchang
February 23, 2018 at 23:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

US star Olympic skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up their Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics participation with a press conference at the Main Press Centre of the games, Friday.

The athletes, representing two generations of Olympic champions, sat down with journalists to show their medals and to comment on their Olympic experience. Thirty-three-year-old Lindsey Vonn won bronze during the women’s alpine downhill final on Tuesday, medaling for the first time in eight years, while Mikaela Shiffrin, 22, secured gold and silver on Giant Slalom and Alpine Combined respectively.

Lindsey Vonn recently confessed that the games in South Korea would always be special, as she revealed that she had scattered the ashes of her late grandfather near the downhill course. Her grandfather, who passed away in November, had been stationed in Pyeongchang during the Korean War.

Mikaela Shiffrin opened up about the recent pressure on her for comparisons with US all-time most successful Olympic champion Michael Phelps. "There’s not one path [to become an Olympic champion], there’s a million different personalities, a million different ways to go about that kind of success, but the one thing that does not change is perseverance and hard work. Those are really the only two things that one can put down on a book of how to create a champion," said Shiffrin.

South Korea: US skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin wrap up Olympic participation03:05
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US star Olympic skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up their Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics participation with a press conference at the Main Press Centre of the games, Friday.

The athletes, representing two generations of Olympic champions, sat down with journalists to show their medals and to comment on their Olympic experience. Thirty-three-year-old Lindsey Vonn won bronze during the women’s alpine downhill final on Tuesday, medaling for the first time in eight years, while Mikaela Shiffrin, 22, secured gold and silver on Giant Slalom and Alpine Combined respectively.

Lindsey Vonn recently confessed that the games in South Korea would always be special, as she revealed that she had scattered the ashes of her late grandfather near the downhill course. Her grandfather, who passed away in November, had been stationed in Pyeongchang during the Korean War.

Mikaela Shiffrin opened up about the recent pressure on her for comparisons with US all-time most successful Olympic champion Michael Phelps. "There’s not one path [to become an Olympic champion], there’s a million different personalities, a million different ways to go about that kind of success, but the one thing that does not change is perseverance and hard work. Those are really the only two things that one can put down on a book of how to create a champion," said Shiffrin.

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