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Tag:Lindsey Vonn
Posted on: February 15, 2010 8:42 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2010 6:34 pm

Vonn: Still a bumpy ride

By Ina Fried

In a Facebook update on Monday, skier Lindsey Vonn said that although she was able to win her training run earlier in the day, the practice run left her ailing shin quite sore. "The good news is although it was really painful my leg held up ok and I won the training run," Vonn told her fans.

"The bad news is my shin is really sore again. Hopefully after alot of therapy tonight it will feel better in the morning. I already iced once and right now I have the cheese wrap on :)."

Vonn was critical of the course, noting it was extremely bumpy.

"During inspection I could see the course was going to be pretty bumpy, but I don't think I was entirely prepared for just how bumpy it was," she said. "It was by far the bumpiest course I have ever skied."

Ina Fried is a Senior Writer for CNET News. She will be in Vancouver covering various angles for both and her CNET Blog " Beyond B1nary ". You can also follow her on twitter at:

Posted on: February 11, 2010 11:15 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2010 6:35 pm

Vonn let's fans know she's feeling better

By Ina Fried

In case you weren't on Twitter or Facebook in the last few minutes, Lindsey Vonn wants you to know that she's feeling a bit better about her injured shin and her prospects at the Winter Games.

"I was really happy to be back on snow today even if it was for only 1 freeski run," Vonn said in a Facebook post . "My shin was still very painful, but I feel like the injury is finally progressing a bit. The pain level has gone down from a sharp debilitating pain to something that I feel I may be able to grit my teeth through."

Vonn also linked to it from her Twitter page , with the headline "A step in the right direction."

It's an indicator of the heightened role that social networks are playing at this year's Vancouver Olympics, in what some folks have dubbed the "first Twitter Games."

Vonn was among those who were initially confused over the Olympic Committee's rules on Twitter and blogging, fearing she would not be able to post once the Games started. However, organizers have embraced blogs from participants, provided they follow guidelines, such as confining posts to one's personal experiences and avoid mention of sponsors.

Social networks also allow athletes to connect with their fans. Within a few minutes of her update, Vonn already had more than 100 responses from well-wishers.

Vonn cautioned that she wouldn't know for sure how her shin was doing until she got on the downhill course for a full training run. Thursday's training was canceled before Vonn got a full run in. "Generally I am disappointed when a training run is canceled, but in this situation I definitely welcome the extra day to heal! And I want to say thanks so much for all the nice messages you guys have been sending! I read them everyday and they have been cheering me up a lot!"

Ina Fried is a Senior Writer for CNET News. She will be in Vancouver covering various angles for both and her CNET Blog "Beyond B1nary ". You can also follow her on twitter at:
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