• At 33, Vonn is looking for some career-capping medals. She is still in great form, having won four World Cup races this season. Vonn will be the first skier out of the gate in the super-G.
“It’s all that matters right now,” Vonn said late last year. “I came into the spotlight at the Olympics. I won a gold medal at the 2010 Olympics that changed my life. It all helps establish a legacy, and now, here’s one more shot. That’s what the Olympics can do.”
• Her two most likely challengers are Lara Gut, skiing fifth, and Sofia Goggia, skiing 13th.
Gut, of Switzerland, is the defending bronze medalist. Goggia, 25, got her first World Cup win less than a year ago, but is an up-and-coming speed star.
• The defending gold medalist, Tina Maze, has retired, but silver medalist Anna Fenninger (now Anna Veith) of Austria and bronze medalist Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany are back in the field.