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Lindsey Vonn to miss Sochi Olympics due to injury

Beijing: Downhill World champion Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Winter Olympics due to a knee injury, she announced on her Facebook page."I am devastated to announce that I will not be competing in Sochi,"

IANS Updated on: January 08, 2014 14:56 IST

She then competed in a downhill at Val d'Isere in the French Alps just before Christmas, but failed to finish the race as she skied out.

Vonn said she would compete in just one or two races before the Winter Olympics in the Russian ski resort of Sochi from Feb 7.

Vonn bounced back from a frightful crash in downhill training at the 2006 Olympics that left her with a badly bruised back, competing just days later.

A year later, a badly twisted right knee in slalom training at the Are world championships saw her season brought to a premature end.

Vonn also broke a finger in a crash at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, an event she went into carrying a shin injury.

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