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Vonn skips Flachau slalom, citing lack of training

Updated: January 14, 2013, 1:43 PM ET
Associated Press

FLACHAU, Austria -- Lindsey Vonn is skipping a World Cup night slalom Tuesday because she has not been able to practice enough in the event.

Vonn, the defending overall champion, is missing from the list of 68 competitors published Monday by skiing's governing body. Vonn has missed all six slalom races this season.

"It's her goal to race where she has the chance to win," U.S. women's head coach Alex Hoedlmoser said. "And without any slalom training, there is no chance to win a slalom."

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