Credit to Lindsey Vonn, she was at least creative in explaining why her training run didn’t top the competition.
Vonn posted a 1:40.10 time during her second downhill training run at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre on Monday in Korea, good for third in the field. However, Vonn isn’t chasing third in the downhill, in which she won gold during the Vancouver Games, so you’d think she’d be a little disappointed with her performance.
However, Vonn explained why, at least for this run, bronze could help translate to gold.
“I was trying to slow myself down. I actually didn’t want to win the training run today. I like letting other people think that they’re faster,” Vonn said in an interview with NBC. “In skiing there are a few things you can do to play mind games so I use every opportunity.”