After eight years, Lindsey Vonn has finally returned to the Winter Olympics. The long-awaited moment is perhaps a bittersweet one for the 33-year-old skier, for whom a recent loss has, in her words, given her a “guardian angel.”
According to People, Lindsey’s grandfather, Don Kildow, passed away in November 2017, leaving her heartbroken. However, Lindsey now has a very particular perspective that’s making the comeback from her Olympics hiatus just a little bit easier.
On February 12, 2018, Lindsey did an interview with Today and gushed about her late grandfather.
She told the anchors, “I just feel like he’s watching out for me. I have an extra piece of mind knowing that I have a guardian angel,” adding, “I’ve really never been into that stuff, but I love my grandpa so much, and I have to believe that he’s still around, and he’s looking out for me.”
In fact, Lindsey revealed that she was skiing for him and felt ahead of the competition. She explained, “I don’t really feel nervous. I feel like I have a little bit of [an] advantage, especially with the weather. The wind’s been really bad, and I feel like he’s going to make sure everything’s OK.”
What do you think of Lindsey and the sweet “guardian angel” helping her reach her goals?
Check out the video below to learn about Lindsey’s monumental return to the Winter Olympics this year, and please SHARE if you’re glad she’s keeping her grandpa’s memory alive!
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