Lindsey Vonn ready to race after testing her shin yesterday

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 15, 2010 6:50 am

While it’s sometimes a bad omen to keep delaying races, for Lindsey Vonn, the alpine ski race delays for the Vancouver Olympics have been a blessing. Following her shin injury during training, Lindsey wasn’t even sure she would be able to compete. The delays gave her time to rest the shin and get in some more training.

After her first official training run yesterday, she told NBC’s Matt Lauer on “Today” that she is good to go and ready to race the downhill on Wednesday. Lindsey said her shin “feels perfect” and that it is doing a lot “better than anticipated”. She trained the slalom yesterday, her hardest event, and was able to really push the shin–resulting in a perfect training session. The extra healing time has truly been crucial for Lindsey.

As she said on her Facebook page earlier, “I would normally say that I am really disappointed to be losing all these training runs [regarding the delays], but I have to be honest this is working out perfectly for me I am getting really lucky.”

She still has the rest of today and tomorrow to rest up, so hopefully by Wednesday she’ll be at 100%. The men’s alpine ski racing events begin today in Vancouver. Check back with for coverage!