Lindsey Vonn is refusing to get carried away by talk that she could become the first person to claim medals in all five Alpine disciplines at next month’s Winter Olympics.
The overall World Cup alpine champion for the last two years is being tipped to sweep the board in Vancouver, despite the fact that no competitor has ever taken medals in the downhill, Super-G, combined, giant slalom and slalom at the same Games.
And, after claiming a clean sweep at the FIS women’s World Cup event at Haus Im Ennstal, Austria last weekend, the level of expectancy on Vonn’s shoulders is only sure to have increased.
'My approach is to take one day at a time and ski my best.' -Lindsey Vonn
But the 25-year-old, who with 28 World Cup wins is the most successful U.S. female skier of all time, said: "I haven't given thought to the possibility of winning more than one medal at the Olympics. My approach is to always take one day at a time and ski my best in that race.
"The toughest thing about ski racing is all the variables. I'm skiing really well right now, but I could get a gust of wind or the weather might change... I'm just planning to do the best that I can and hope that all the things come together [at the Olympics].''
Despite the injury she sustained in Austria in December, she has insisted that she still hopes to "ski all five disciplines" in Vancouver, adding: "I'm hoping my hand will feel better by the time [the Olympics] come around," she said. "It's definitely not as painful in the downhill and Super-G as in the slalom."