U.S. women's skier Lindsey Vonn proved no match for Austria's "Wunderteam" on Saturday, losing to Austria's Andrea Fischbacher in the Olympic Super-G.
Vonn admits she could have done better.
"I just wasn’t fighting as hard as I could have," Vonn told Yahoo! Sports. "Everyone makes mistakes, and today I made one."
The 25-year-old finished third behind Fischbacher and Slovenia's Tina Maze in the competition with a time of 1 minute, 20.84 seconds. The U.S. skier eased up after navigating through the difficult parts of the course.
"Once I got past those difficult sections, I kind of backed off the gas pedal," Vonn told The Associated Press. "I felt like I just didn't ski as aggressively as I could have, and I think that's where I lost the race."
The Colorado native has had an up-and-down time in Vancouver. Vonn became the first U.S. women to capture gold in the Olympic downhill to start her Olympics, but followed up her gold-medal performance with a crash in the slalom leg of the super-combined competition, leading to her disqualification from the event.
Adding injury to insult, Vonn has battled an injured shin this Olympics, one she hopes will improve before Wednesday's giant slalom competition.
"It's definitely sore," Vonn told the AP. "I'm really happy that we have three days before the next race, which is really going to help me."
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