Crash Heats Up Tension Between Skiers Vonn and Mancuso


Things are going icily downhill with US Olympic skiers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso.

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Mancuso said, "People are having a hard time reaching their potential because it's such a struggle for attention. You come to meetings after races and it's like it's a bad day if Lindsey didn't do well."

Vonn told Reuters that she was "bummed out" by Mancuso's statement.

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On Wednesday, Mancuso started on the ski course at the correct one-minute start interval, but Vonn was still on the course following her crash. She was flagged because Vonn had yet to clear the way and she started during unsafe racing conditions. Due to weather conditions and having to wait for 13 skiers to go before her, Mancuso ended up in 18th place.

The crash resulted in Vonn tumbling into a safety net and breaking her finger. Two-time Olympic medalist Mancuso was unaware of this before she started and was seen crying after the race for being flagged.

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