- Vonn missed a gate in the slalom portion of the event on Thursday
- Her US teammate Mikaela Shiffrin took silver in the competition
- Swiss athletes took both gold and bronze after Vonn’s disqualification
Lindsey Vonn has failed to complete the women’s Alpine combined after missing a gate.
Vonn was racing on Thursday morning in Pyeongchang when she was eliminated from the event.
It came in the second half of the event, the slalom portion, after Vonn successfully completed the downhill portion.
The first – and likely only – Olympic race between Vonn and her US teammate Mikaela Shiffrin had been expected to go down to the wire.
Shiffrin took the silver medal in the event. Switerzerland’s Michelle Gisin took gold while fellow Swiss Wendy Holdener took bronze.
USA’s Lindsey Vonn reacts after crossing the finish line in the Women’s Alpine Combined Slalom at the Jeongseon Alpine Center on Thursday
Vonn competes in the Women’s Slalom part of the Women’s Alpine Combined.
Vonn (right) stands next to her compatriot and silver medallist Mikaela Shiffrin at the end of the Women’s Alpine Combined Slalom. Shiffrin took silver and Vonn was eliminated
Vonn was one of three athletes who started the women’s Alpine combined event to be marked ‘did not finish’. A fourth was disqualified.
Fans instantly reacted with heartbreak at the disappointing ending to what could be 33-year-old Vonn’s last Olympic race.
‘My heart breaks for Lindsey Vonn as she goes off track and missed out on another Olympic medal,’ one said on Twitter.
Vonn finishes the games with a single bronze medal, in women’s downhill.