Vonn to miss super-G in Val d'Isere with one eye on Olympics

Lindsey Vonn has chosen to miss out on Sunday's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup super-G meeting in Val d'Isere due to a sore knee.

The American triumphed in Saturday's super-G race, claiming her 78th World Cup triumph by 0.31 seconds ahead of Sofia Goggia.

But there will be no double over the weekend as Vonn confirmed she had decided to rest with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang set to begin in early February.

Vonn, who was abused on social media after criticising US president Donald Trump earlier this week, had been suffering with a back injury before returning to claim her first win since January.

"Unfortunately I'm not racing today," she announced on Twitter. "Knee is a bit sore from yesterday so to be on the safe side I'm going to give my body some rest.

"My focus is on the Olympics so no need to risk anything now. Still going home very happy after my win yesterday."

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