Lindsey Vonn finishes 8th in downhill comeback from knee surgery


Lindsey Vonn finished 8th on her return to downhill racing after spending almost a year out with a knee injury.

The Twin Cities native was competing in Friday's World Cup downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, and finished 0.85 seconds behind Slovenia's Tina Maze, BBC Sport reports.

The 30-year-old, who learned to ski at Buck Hill, in Burnsville, missed the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after deciding to undergo knee surgery after a suffering a series of injuries.

She will compete in another downhill race Saturday and a super-G on Sunday on a course that holds good memories for her.

She won seven straight World Cup races in Lake Louise between 2010 and 2012, leading to the course to be nicknamed "Lake Lindsey".

"I think I skied really well on the technical parts, and definitely can clean up some turns," Vonn said. "It was a really solid start. I'm happy with it."

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