Lindsey Vonn sarcastically admits she “must be terribly disgusting” after Mikaela Shiffrin’s record
Lindsey Vonn sarcastically admits that “it must be horribly disgusting” as she was trolled on social media after Mikaela Shiffrin eclipsed her record for most wins by a woman, and the former skier responded by saying she’s “proud” of her former ski partner. team.
Olympic gold medalist and four-time Alpine Ski World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn sarcastically admitted she “must be terribly disgusting” after fans on social media berated her after her former teammate Mikaela Shiffrin she surpassed her personal record as the woman with the most Cup wins.
‘Maybe we’ll lift each other up instead of tearing each other down. Proud of Mikaela,” the 2010 Winter Olympics gold medalist in women’s alpine skiing added on Twitter Tuesday. ‘I’m not proud of your comments and I’m sure she would feel the same. Have a lovely day.’
The 38-year-old, who retired in 2019 due to injuries, was responding to a ski fan who had previously tweeted: “Congratulations to #MikaelaShiffrin on surpassing #LindseyVonn with her 83rd win.” It was time to push that unpleasant person off her throne.
Lindsey Vonn responded to trolls after Mikaela Shiffrin became the winningest female skier
Shiffrin (right) surpassed Vonn as the woman with the most World Cup wins (83) on Tuesday.
Shiffrin celebrates on the podium after winning the women’s giant slalom in Italy on Tuesday
The 27-year-old Shiffrin won a career-record 83rd World Cup to break a tie with Vonn in Italy on Tuesday for the most wins by a woman and now she needs just four more competitive wins to top the overall mark for the Swedish legend Ingemark Stenmark: 86.
Meanwhile, Vonn continued to defend herself while being trolled on social media. The Minnesota native hit back at a Twitter user who scolded her for once “blowing on girls desperately looking for a hello” at an unspecified ski racing event.
“I’ve never done that in my life,” Vonn replied. “Maybe check out my foundation where I empower young girls with scholarships and programs.”
Vonn also denied turning away little girls, supposedly fans, at previous ski races.
Earlier on Tuesday, another Twitter user expressed satisfaction that Shiffrin surpassed Vonn’s 82 total World Cup wins, adding that the two-time Winter Olympics gold medalist “is much more pleasant”. [of a person].
“Totally,” Vonn sacrastically responded once more, before responding to an online user who claimed her critics were “coming for her.”
“Unfortunately, I’m used to it, but as @MichelleObama said: ‘When they go down, you go up!’ I appreciate the support.”
Vonn’s sarcasm was on a rampage as she responded to questions from her critics on Twitter Tuesday.
One fan came to the defense of the Olympic gold medalist, though Vonn said she’s used to criticism.
Another Twitter follower then slammed the former Vail SSC skier, sharing: “Lindsey Vonn’s congratulatory silence is deafening.”
“I think you must have lost a few steps,” Vonn replied. “Nothing but happy and proud of MS.”
Finally, a Twitter user, who shares the same name as former Oakland Raiders safety Derrick Gibson, came to the defense of one of the greatest skiers in US winter sports history.
“There’s nothing like social media to put a stop to the beautiful moments,” she tweeted.
“It’s pretty sad,” Von replied.
The 38-year-old then shared publicly that she is “beyond happy and proud of Shiffrin.”
Vonn ended her response on Twitter by agreeing with a fan who criticized her critics.
Shiffrin’s record comes nearly a year after she went medalless in six events at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics after entering amid high expectations. It didn’t take long for her to bounce back from her performance in Beijing, claiming her fourth overall World Cup title at the end of last season.
If he wins his next three races, he could match Stenmark on Sunday.
After a short layoff, Shiffrin will once again be a multi-medal threat at the world championships in Courchevel and Meribel, France, which begin on February 6.