It’s official, Lindsey Vonn has announced her retirement. On Friday, the skier made the tough decision after battling a series of injuries. Her final goal was to break Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 87 world cup wins, but she has decided to listen to her body.
“Over the past few years I have had more injuries and surgeries than I care to admit,” she wrote on Facebook. Dramatic high-speed crashes have taken their toll for the skier. Still, Vonn’s name will be written in the history books. The skier’s accolades are endless: 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, and 7 World Championship medals.
“I always say, ‘Never give up!’ So to all the kids out there, to my fans who have sent me messages of encouragement to keep going… I need to tell you that I’m not giving up! I’m just starting a new chapter,” she wrote on social media. Vonn’s retirement won’t become official until February 10th. Until then she’s still got two more races, the super-G at the Alpine World Championships and World Championship downhill in Are, Sweden.