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. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
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 second photo is probably the most telling: Slovenia’s Tina Maze reacts to watching the crash. (Photo: Samuel Kubani/AFP/Getty Images)
Here is star hurdler Lolo Jones in her first World Cup bobsled competition.
Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries of Calgary won the gold medal in the bobsled season-opener, beating the United States team of Jones and Jazmine Fenlator.
Humphries and brakewoman Chelsea Valois of Zenon Park, Sask., finished the two runs at Lake Placid in one minute 54.86 seconds 0.47 seconds ahead of Fenlator and Jones, a two-time Olympian in hurdles.