That's why the words "probably" and "most likely" kept slipping into her sentences.
Vonn's run of 1 minute 39.37 seconds was 0.74 seconds faster than Mowinckel, another speed specialist.
Lindsey Vonn: I don't know. "To be able to do this after the season that they had is fantastic for me", said Myhrer, slalom bronze medalist in Vancouver eight years ago.
Given the American star system, and absent a huge surprise from one of the other American racers, Vonn should thus have the spotlight Wednesday all to herself.
"Everything feels pretty good, I definitely was trying a few things with line", she told reporters.
America's women Alpine ski team acknowledged there will be a void when all-time great Vonn eventually leaves the sport but pointed to Wednesday's downhill results in Pyeongchang Games as proof they can contend for podiums for years to come. Vonn crossed the finish line almost a half-second behind Italy's Sofia Goggia, a friend and chief rival over the last few years in the downhill and super-G. She, too, came away with two, then missed the Sochi Olympics after tearing knee ligaments.
"It's taken its toll". "You've got to risk if you want to win". I've been in the fence so many times. "You know, you're gonna be crippled if you keep going".
All of the rehabbing, all of the recoveries - all worth it. Every single picture of those fine puppers is the best.
Vonn was moved to tears not only by the thought of her career winding down, but also by memories of her late grandfather, who died on November. 1. "The emotion of it is kind of overwhelming".
Vonn was the last in the mixed zone afterward, speaking to the media. "And she had a wonderful career - and she is still 'having, ' because it's not over".
Mikaela Shiffrin is set to go for another gold medal tonight. Hirscher, the six-time World Cup overall champion, lost his rhythm and missed a gate.
"She has 140 podiums. Me?"
Vonn, of course, set up an Instagram account for her dogs called Vonndogs, which now has a whopping 29.9k followers.
"I knew I would have to show the slalom of my life to have a chance to get that medal and to get that gold medal". "I skied really well, but I think Sofia is untouchable today".
"I could barely see straight as we crossed the line so it took a second to register", Bergsma said. "It was just a little tentative, a little uncharacteristic, not quite charging", coach Chris Knight said.
"Realistically speaking, it has to play on your mind", he said. "There's no one who can help you".
The 31-year-old finished fourth in Sochi four years ago after crashing in the final and he hopes fellow countryman Drury can do something similar in Beijing in 2022. "I wish my body didn't hurt as bad as it does". I wish he could have watched me. "I didn't do that, but I won a bronze and I think he would still be proud of me".
First off, let's explain the difference between the other disciplines.