Hannah Storm: Vonn's Hurting

Hannah Storm

The Vancouver Olympics. As if they were not already about Lindsey Vonn, the USA's great gold medal hope, a huge heaping of drama surrounds the two-time defending world cup champ. Good for TV storylines perhaps, but very difficult for this skier. Admitting the pain of a deep muscle bruise in her shin may keep her from competing as she would wish. And then, pain of a more insidious kind, national reports emerging just an hour after Vonn's revelation of the injury, that she is estranged from her father, the man who introduced her to the sport. Alan Kildow, may be watching his daughter with the rest of us on television after a falling out a few years ago before the Turin Olympics. The story, off limits for her family, but now out for all to see.