Lindsey Vonn, 34, celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the final race of her career at the the Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, on February 10, 2019.
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Lindsey Vonn: Skiing's speed queen

Updated 1455 GMT (2255 HKT) February 10, 2019

Lindsey Vonn, 34, celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the final race of her career at the the Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, on February 10, 2019.
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Lindsey Vonn, one of the most decorated skiers of all time, won the bronze medal in the final race of her career on February 10 at the Alpine World Ski Championships.

With bronze on the same Swedish slopes where she won her first championship medals, the 34-year-old added polish to the concluding chapter of her career as an elite athlete -- becoming the oldest woman to secure a medal at a world championships and the first female racer to win a medal at six world championships.

Her glittering career includes three Olympic medals, including downhill gold in 2010. She has also won four World Cup overall titles, and with 82 World Cup victories she is second on the all-time list behind Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark.