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Bode Miller: Lindsey Vonn is a warrior... she can figure out a way to win Downhill

Miller: Vonn is a warrior... she can figure out a way to win Downhill

08/02/2019 at 20:44Updated 08/02/2019 at 22:01

Four-time world champion Bode Miller says that Lindsey Vonn could yet finish her career on a high at the World Championships in Åre, Sweden, because she is a 'warrior'.

The 32-year-old announced before the event that it would be her last before crashing badly in the Super-G on Tuesday.

She used the Downhill section of the Ladies' Combined event as a trial run for her final race on Sunday and came eighth in the standings.

However, despite not finishing in the top three, American ski legend, and Eurosport expert, Miller believes his compatriot still has a chance of glory.

"Lindsey Vonn is a warrior, no question," he said. "You watch her interviews, you look at her history. Her surgery history, just on paper, is terrible. But she’s still able to get up there and still able to put down incredible performances.

"She’s like Aksel Svindal, you don’t ever count them out because they are special. It’s hard to see a crash like the one she had, but she’s figuring stuff out, you can see her brain working and that’s why she’s such a great champion – she’ll figure out a way to win."

Vonn also believes there are places she can improve. "I need to figure out the top section," she said.

"I tried something different, obviously it is difficult with a lower start – you are not coming in there with any speed, that first jump I tried a line that didn’t work out today so I’m going to look at the video. In the bottom section, I know where to go to be fast and I just need to execute on Sunday."