U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn finally arrives after experiencing travel issues to PyeongChang

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Lindsey Vonn is experiencing plane issues en route to the PyeongChang Olympics. (AP)
Lindsey Vonn is experiencing plane issues en route to the PyeongChang Olympics. (AP)

UPDATE: 

After a drastic flight delay resulting in 24 hours of travel, the United States’ skiing superstar has finally touched down in PyeongChang!

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FROM EARLIER:

U.S. Olympic skiing star Lindsey Vonn’s plans to get to South Korea in time for Friday’s Opening Ceremony hit a roadblock on Wednesday due to documentation and plane issues, she said on Twitter.


Vonn, one of the most recognizable athletes in the U.S. Olympic delegation, was set to take off on a Lufthansa flight bound for PyeongChang on Wednesday morning, but the plane de-boarded, and she was still uncertain of her travel plans by mid-afternoon. She had some fun with her Twitter followers:


But clearly there was some concern about whether she would arrive with ample time before Friday’s festivities. Flight times from the U.S. to South Korea begin at roughly 12 hours. When asked if she would take part in the Opening Ceremony, Vonn said on Twitter, “Yes, that’s what I’m trying to get to.”

About an hour later — five hours after she was originally scheduled to take off — Vonn was on another plane, still with plenty of time to arrive by Thursday, assuming that aircraft wasn’t also delayed.


Vonn won a gold medal in downhill skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. A knee injury prevented her from competing in Sochi four years ago. These Olympics will presumably be the 33-year-old’s last.

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