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SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) --Lindsey Vonn was taken to a hospital by helicopter Tuesday after crashing and apparently hurting her right knee in the super-G race at the world ski championships.
Vonn, a four-time overall World Cup champion, lost balance on her right leg while landing after a jump. Her ski came off immediately, and Vonn slid off course and hit a gate before coming to a halt.
The American received medical treatment on the slope for 12 minutes before being taken to the hospital.
The U.S. ski team said it had no immediate information on her condition.
The crash came almost exactly one year before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Vonn returned to the circuit last month after taking an almost month-long break from racing to fully recover from an intestinal illness that put her in a hospital for two days in November.
Vonn trailed Tina Maze of Slovenia, who won gold, by 0.12 seconds shortly before the crash.
The race, which was postponed for 3 hours because of fog, continued after another 15-minute delay.
Several racers struggled with the conditions.
"It's not a very difficult course but in some parts you couldn't see anything," Fabienne Suter of Switzerland said.
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A helicopter had to be summoned to air-lift the four-times overall World Cup champion to hospital.
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World famous women's skiing champion Lindsey Vonn was airlifted today following a huge crash during the Alpine Skiing World Championships. It's not clear what the extent of her injuries are yet, but the crash which you can watch below looked pretty rough.
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Lindsey Vonn crashed during the first day of the World Championships in Schladming, Austria and had to be airlifted from the race hill by a medical helicopter.
Vonn was treated by medical personal for about 12 minutes on the snow covered course before she was hoisted into the rescue chopper.
The crash occurred after Vonn's Super-G run was delayed three hours by heavy fog....
Schladming, Austria -- Lindsey Vonn suffered a severe crash today at the World Alpine Skiing Championships. She is waiting for a medical airlift according to the BBC.
The crash happened shortly...
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Recently we have been reporting about whether or not World Championship skier Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods are an item.
Today the reporting is not so cute or funny. In the video courtesy of Cosby Sweaters, Vonn had to be airlifted for treatment after suffering a very scary crash during the super-G on the opening day of the Alpine Skiing World Championships on Tuesday.
Lindsey Vonn crashed during the super-G and has been taken by
helicopter to a hospital from the world championships after
apparently injuring her right knee.
About the last thing on the mind of Lindsey Vonn right now is her supposed relationship with Tiger Woods and how to handle it with the media. She has real problems now. Vonn was airlifted to safety during a crash that caused major damage to her right knee at the Super G World Championships. She was taken to a hospital by helicopter.
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