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Lindsey Vonn Says She Was At A "Disadvantage" In The Super-G

Bronze medallist Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates during the victory ceremony for the Ladies' Downhill.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 21: Bronze medallist Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates during the victory ceremony for the Ladies' Downhill on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Jeongseon Alpine Centre on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Lindsey Vonn failed to win a medal during her debut at the Winter Olympics today. She stumbled late in the super-G and it cost her.

The 33-year-old United States skiing star entered the competition as one of the favorites. Vonn, though, skidded badly toward the end of her run. She ended up finishing in sixth place.

Vonn was the first skier to go down the course. She said this hurt her chance of medaling.

The star Olympian told NBC that she was at a "disadvantage" heading into the competition because of her starting position. Going first can be difficult.

Starting spots are chosen based on world ranking. Vonn is ranked No. 10. Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden has the details on what happened:

That seems kind of skeptical, considering No. 1 isn't an even number and there should've been 10 even numbers...but maybe something weird happened.

Either way, Vonn went first, it didn't go very well and she came away from the event not winning a medal. Her Winter Olympics aren't over yet, though.

Vonn is set to compete in the downhill event on Tuesday. She’ll run in the combined event on Thursday.

Update: Tim Layden has corrected his earlier tweet. The top 10 skiers choose ODD numbers 1-19. Vonn was the last skier to pick, so No. 1 was the only available option.