Roundup: For Lindsey Vonn, a Record and an Apology


Lindsey Vonn of the United States during the downhill race in La Thuile, Italy, on Saturday.

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Apologizing for a gaffe on social media, the American skier Lindsey Vonn had little to celebrate on Saturday after clinching a record 20th World Cup crystal-globe title in La Thuile, Italy, surpassing the Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.

A day earlier, Vonn posted a video of an angry outburst in which she destroyed her bindings with a hammer after one of her skis had come off during a race.

After removing the post from her Facebook page, Vonn spent the night drafting an apology with her Los Angeles-based agent and called Johan Eliasch, chairman of the Head group, which supplies her equipment.

“I made a mistake and everyone does that,” Vonn said after bouncing back to finish second and wrap up the season-long downhill championship. “I am human.

“I had a lot of emotions yesterday and I should have just done boxing with my trainer.”

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