BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- The 2010 Olympic downhill champion, U.S. ski star Lindsey Vonn will miss Winter Olympics in Sochi as an injured knee would prevent her from racing in the games.
Vonn initially injured her right knee during the World Championships last February, then crashed during a training session last November.
Due to the aggravation of former knee injury during a training run in December, she was subsequently pulled out of all World Cup races leading up to the Sochi Olympics.
"I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi," Vonn wrote in a post on her Facebook page. "I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level."
With bright sports career ahead, she hopes to be able to compete at the Vail World Championships in February 2015.