ALPINE SKIING: Vonn confirms 2018-19 as her last season

American skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn

American skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn confirmed last week that the upcoming 2018-19 FIS World Cup season will be her last.

Vonn said in an NBC interview that given her many injuries over a 15-year World Cup career that began in 2002, “Physically, I’ve gotten to the point where it doesn’t make sense,” she said.

“I really would like to be active when I’m older, so I have to look to the future and not just be so focused on what’s in front of me.”

Vonn still has goals to reach, as she owns 82 World Cup wins – the most ever among women – and will be racing after the all-time record of 86 held by Swedish star Ingemar Stenmark, who race from 1974-89. She owns three Olympic medals (one win) and seven World Championships medals, with two golds.