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Lindsey Vonn competes in first race

Updated: December 6, 2013, 6:29 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta -- Thrilled as she was to be racing again, Lindsey Vonn began Friday hoping for a victory, no matter how unrealistic that might have been 10 months after major knee surgery and less than three weeks after partially re-tearing a ligament.

As it turned out, she felt some jitters in her first competition since a February fall and skied conservatively by her standards, finishing 40th of 60 starters in a World Cup downhill.

"I'm always a positive thinker. I try to ...

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