The 2018 Olympics have been an emotional ride for skier Lindsey Vonn. She came to these Winter Games to win gold in honor of her late grandfather, a Korean War vet, and wore his initials, DK, on her helmet. And today, in her last Olympic downhill race, she came in third. Through tears, she told NBC, "I still think I made him proud."
In an emotional post-race interview, @lindseyvonn says that this was her last Olympic downhill and she hopes she made her late grandfather proud. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/YtEpNzDMDu pic.twitter.com/vWhKp5NSGA— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) February 21, 2018
Her fans took to Twitter to congratulate her and let her know that they think her grandfather would, indeed, be proud of her podium finish.
She made him very proud. Congrats and we all secretly hope it’s not your last!— Tony (@swexpos) February 21, 2018
@lindseyvonn I believe he would be so proud of you regardless of the end result. You are worth more than the medals you've won. Those are just extra reasons for him to be proud.
— Lindsay J. Owens (@LindsayOwensWTH) February 21, 2018
So proud of you, @lindseyvonn! We know your grandpa is proud of you too. 🇺🇸
— Vanessa (@VEL0711) February 21, 2018