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Skier Lindsey Vonn airlifted after crash on slopes in Austria

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Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. is airlifted after crashing during the women's Super G race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming Feb. 5

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Tina Maze of Slovenia reacts after learning that her competitor Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. did not complete the race, during the women's Super G race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming on Feb. 5.

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Lindsey Vonn competes during the women's Super-G event of the 2013 Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria on Feb. 5.

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Two-time world champ Lindsey Vonn has been flown to a hospital after suffering a serious crash on the opening day of the Alpine World Championships in Schladming, Austria during the super-G event.

Vonn lost her balance on a tough landing, lost her ski, and slid off course into a gate before finally coming to a stop. She was checked out by a doctor on the hill for more than ten minutes, and then taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

An FIS official said the doctor reported her injury as cruciate and lateral tears in her right knee. Not a tibia fracture, as originally reported.

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