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Downhill bronze for Vonn in final race

Are, Sweden (CNN)Lindsey Vonn was never going to slip quietly into the sunset. The most successful female Alpine skier in history, the greatest America has produced, barreled out of the gate and threw herself downhill for one last time and made sure her farewell race was in keeping with her golden career: historic, dramatic and filled with emotion. The end was not triumphant, but it didn't have to be. Vonn already had her place in history. Yet with bronze on the Swedish slopes where she won her first championship medals, the 34-year-old added polish to her concluding chapter as an elite athlete -- becoming the oldest woman to secure a medal at a world championships and the first female racer to medal at six world championships. There was mo ...