But last month, Vonn showed she is far from finished.
How does she handle the pressure?
Vonn didn't hesitate to answer. But I'm going to soak it in as if it were my last, ' said Vonn. "I just tried to focus on two points of the slope and I skied really focused". "She just skied so good today".
One day after making history as the oldest alpine skier to ever win an Olympic medal, Lindsey Vonn is already setting her sights on breaking her own record.
Siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani took a bronze medal in Olympic ice dancing. But the moment was golden.
"It's a nice way to end the Olympics". Come next winter, her coronation as the most decorated alpine racer of all is likely to be complete.
Vonn was quickest in her favoured downhill, in which she won gold in 2010 and bronze earlier this week, so was last to go in the slalom. "I always have someone to cuddle with, and someone that's happy to see me".
As Vonn's career winds down, the 33-year-old is favored to win a gold medal in the downhill Wednesday at the Jeongseon Alpine Center.
These are Vonn's fourth Olympics.
"I love racing in the Olympics", Vonn said.
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"Get more experience of my World Cup venues, just get more experience on my speed skis, to get more comfortable with that speed", she said. I have to be honest because I was struggling so bad with the slalom the whole season. Shiffrin offered the United States hope for a bright future even as a legend faded away without a full challenge in her final race.
A gold medal in her favorite event would have provided a ideal sendoff, but Vonn found it hard to be disappointed with a bronze, given everything she went through to be able to race in the Olympics again.
"I was on top of the world then", Lindsey said, as reported by Sports Illustrated.
"I'm really looking forward to coming home". But Vonn doesn't listen to "most observers".
Goggia was fifth out of the starting gate, and turned in a near ideal run.
Goggia finished in a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds to hold off Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds.
Gisin was able to hold off Shiffrin, who is one of the world's best slalom skiers. "During Sochi, I was on the couch watching the Olympics after my second ACL surgery". "I'm out there having a great time. But you know I'm here and I'm on the Olympic podium again". I tried to stay on the flawless line.
She has managed just a lone bronze medal in South Korea, failing to finish on Thursday in the women's combined event, despite sitting in the lead going into the second half of the race.
"It's a longshot", she said. She's a good friend of mine.
And her time in Pyeongchang hasn't been easy.
"I wanted to win for my grandfather but I didn't. I am really proud of this medal, and I know he is, too". "There's a lot of things I want to accomplish". "Today bronze to me feels like gold".