St Moritz, Svizzera (CNN)A variety of United States professional athletes have actually spoken up versus Donald Trump throughout his presidency– and skier Lindsey Vonn has actually ended up being the most recent to have her say.
Targeting Olympic gold at February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Vonn remains in St. Moritz, Svizzera, where she spoke passionately about exactly what it suggests to complete for the United States ski group.
“Well I want to represent individuals of the United States
, not the president
,” Vonn informed CNN’s Alpine Edge
The 33-year-old Vonn is preparing for the last act of a renowned and long profession.
As well as contending for a 2nd Olympic gold medal in South Korea, she is trying to climax of 86 World Cup success held by Ingemar Stenmark given that 1989.
Away from the slopes, Vonn likewise appears going to put her head above the parapet and speak up about United States politics.
“I take the Olympics really seriously and exactly what they suggest and exactly what they represent, what strolling under our flag implies in the opening event,” she included.
“I wish to represent our nation well. I do not believe that there are a great deal of individuals presently in our federal government that do that.”
This year Trump has actually been involved in a debate with the NFL and a few of the NBA’s leading gamers– a spat with considerable racial and cultural undertones– after he blasted popular professional athletes for kneeling throughout the nationwide anthem and choosing not to concern the White House.
And Vonn exposed she would not accept an invite to the White House if she were to win gold at Pyeongchang.
“Absolutely not,” stated Vonn. “No. I have to win to be welcomed. No in fact I believe every United States employee is welcomed so no I will not go.
L'anno scorso, she broke her arm and continual nerve damage throughout a preseason training crash in the United States, postponing the start of her season till January.
Vonn sustained an underwhelming begin to the brand-new season, crashing from recently’s opening downhill occasion at Lake Louise.
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