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    Lindsey Vonn Finishes First Race After Tearing ACL, Speeds Up on Second Day

    Lindsey Vonn AP Photo/Nathan Bilow

    Lindsey Vonn is back!

    The Olympic skier called her first race in 10 months a "success," even though she finished 40th out of 58 racers in Friday's downhill race in the World Cup.

    "For me, it was not about the place, it was just about me being back and racing for the first time since my injury," Vonn said after the race, according to USA Today. "I'm happy to be back. I was definitely very nervous having been my first race in 10 months. I was expecting a lot more but that's just who I am. I hope to win every race I enter."

    "It's just not that simple…I hope tomorrow is much better but it does take a little time to build the confidence back up," she continued. "I think tomorrow is going to be a whole other story. I'm going to be much more relaxed and more confident and able to ski more aggressively and ski more like myself."

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    As it turns out, her performance the next day was "much better."

    Saturday, Vonn finished 11th in a World Cup downhill, later tweeting, "Another solid day in Lake Louise, 11th place! Hoping to continue making progress in tomorrow's super g race :) ‪#progress ‪#Sochi2014"

    Tiger Woods ladylove suffered serious injuries Nov. 20 including a mild strain to her right knee, partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions from her fall, while training for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, her publicist told E! at the time. 

    The sports star pursued "aggressive physical therapy," following the incident and was cleared by the U.S. Ski Team Tuesday to participate in the first official World Cup training session at Lake Louise Wednesday. 

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