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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