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What Lindsey Vonn Said After Her Poor Winter Olympics Debut

Lindsey Vonn celebrating after a race.

Lindsey Vonn made her Winter Olympics debut today. It went fairly poorly.

The United States' star skier made her debut in the super-G event. Vonn, 33, was the first skier to go through the course.

Vonn looked good for most of the race, but made a bad mistake late. She skidded pretty badly toward the end of the course and cost herself some precious time.

The Minnesota native will not be medaling. She mouthed "I tried" after she finished.

Vonn is one of America's biggest stars at the Winter Olympics. She went viral on social media back in December when she commented on the possibility of visiting the White House after the games.

“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 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.”

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.