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Lindsey Vonn crashes in penultimate race

(CNN)It was supposed to be a happy farewell, but Lindsey Vonn crashed into netting in her opening race at skiing's World Championships in Are, Sweden.The 34-year-old flew off a jump and careered off the course in Tuesday's super-G, the penultimate race of her glittering career after announcing her retirement because of the toll the sport has taken on her "broken" body last week.After race officials and medics rushed to her aid, Vonn eventually got back up and skied tentatively down the course.She was greeted with a rousing ovation in the finish area and waved to the large crowd as she took off her skis.The American's final race is scheduled to be Saturday's downhill after she said her "body is broken" and was finally listening to her body ...