Lindsey Vonn fires back at trolls after Mikaela Shiffrin’s record-breaking win

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Lindsey Vonn is simply a pistillate who tin bash both.

After Mikaela Shiffrin broke her erstwhile teammate’s grounds for pistillate skiers with her 83rd World Cup win, Vonn took the accidental to congratulate her — and instrumentality down immoderate online haters.

Responding to a idiosyncratic who tweeted that she was an “unlikable person” Vonn opted for the precocious road.

“I indispensable beryllium horribly unlikable,” she said successful a quote-tweet. “Maybe we assistance each different up alternatively of tearing others down. Proud of Mikaela. Not arrogant of your comments and I’m definite she’d consciousness the same. Have a beauteous day.”

A fig of Twitter users utilized the 27-year-old Shiffrin’s triumph successful Italy arsenic an accidental to instrumentality a changeable astatine Vonn, who intelligibly wasn’t having it.

Austrian-born histrion  and erstwhile  US Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger (L), erstwhile  US alpine skis  racer Lindsey Vonn (C) and FIS President Johan Eliasch respond  successful  the stands during the Men's Downhill contention    of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup astatine  the Streif skis  people   successful  Kitzbuehel, Austria, 21 January 2023.Lindsey Vonn congratulated her erstwhile teammate Mikaela Shiffrin portion besides taking down successful Twitter haters.EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

“Thank deity she got past her,” 1 idiosyncratic tweeted of Shiffrin passing Vonn’s mark. “She is truthful overmuch nicer a person.”

“Totally,” Vonn replied.

The 38-year-old, who retired successful 2019 due to the fact that of injuries, wasn’t going to fto a fewer trolls dampen her admiration for Shiffrin. Her erstwhile Olympic teammate present has her sights acceptable connected Ingemar Stenmark’s wide grounds of 86 wins betwixt men and women. He raced successful the raced successful the 1970s and 80s. Shiffrin added her 84th triumph connected Wednesday successful different elephantine slalom and could lucifer Stenmark should she triumph 2 slaloms successful Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, this weekend.

Shiffrin’s quest to beryllium No. 1 is thing Vonn has been preparing for.

I indispensable beryllium horribly unlikable. Maybe we assistance each different up alternatively of tearing others down. Proud of Mikaela. Not arrogant of your comments and I’m definite she’d consciousness the same. Have a beauteous time https://t.co/dDDPkTNmAa

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) January 24, 2023
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates connected  the podium aft  winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup elephantine  slalom, successful  Kronplatz, Italy.United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates connected the podium aft winning an alpine ski, women’s World Cup elephantine slalom, successful Kronplatz, Italy.AP Photo

“I’m truly blessed for Mikaela,” she told the AP up of Shiffrin’s record-tying 82nd win. “Records are meant to beryllium breached and it’s a motion of progress. And if anyone is to interruption my record, I’m truly blessed that it’s an American.

“She’s going to proceed pushing the limits and proceed to animate different Americans. There were a batch of women who paved the mode for me. And present it’s her crook to pave the mode for the adjacent generation.”