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Lindsey Vonn Attacked On Twitter After Failing To Medal

Lindsey Vonn cries during interview.


On Friday night Lindsey Vonn competed in the Women's Super-G. Vonn was one of the favorites entering the competition, but failed to medal in the event -- Vonn finished tied for sixth.

After the race was over, Vonn faced heavy criticism on Twitter, and not from rival competitors or countries. No, Vonn received hatemail on social media from those within the United States.

President Trump supporters flooded Vonn's social media accounts after she failed to medal. Messages of "karma" came rolling in as Vonn made a terrible mistake late in the race that likely cost her a spot on the podium.

In December, Vonn criticized the government and created a stir when she said she would not accept an invitation to the White House. "Absolutely not. Nope. I have to win to be invited so – no, actually I think every US team member is invited. So, no, I won’t go."

"I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony," Vonn told CNN. "I want to represent our country well. I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that."

Vonn received heavy criticism following the race.

Vonn's Winter Olympics are not over. She's set to compete in two more events.

The skier is set to go in downhill event on Tuesday. She'll run in the combined event on Thursday.