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Vonn crashes in penultimate race as Shiffrin wins world title

(CNN)It was supposed to be a happy farewell, but Lindsey Vonn crashed in her opening race at skiing's World Championships as compatriot Mikaela Shiffrin triumphed in Sweden.The 34-year-old Vonn flew off a jump and careered into netting in Tuesday's super-G, the penultimate race of her glittering career after announcing her retirement last week because of the toll the sport has taken on her "broken" body.If adversity makes you stronger I think I'm the Hulk at this point....— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 5, 2019 After race officials and medics rushed to her aid, Vonn eventually got back up and skied tentatively down the course in Are.She was greeted with a rousing ovation in the finish area and waved to the large crowd as she took ...