U.S. Alpine director to petition ski officials to let Lindsey Vonn race men

U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml said he will push for rules alterations at the upcoming International Ski Federation (FIS) meetings to possibly allow U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn to compete against men.

“All the men say, ‘We don’t think she’s going to beat us,’ which is what they’re going to say, and also that, ‘It will be great for our sport,”‘ Vonn told NBC Sports. “So, what’s the harm?

“Hopefully, we’re able to accomplish it before I retire.”

If successful, Vonn would be able to race against men in November 2018, according to the Denver Post.

“I know I’m not going to win, but I would like to at least have the opportunity to try,” Vonn said then, according to the Post “I think I’ve won enough World Cups where I should have enough respect within the industry to be able to have that opportunity.”

Vonn also told the Post that she would like…

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