It would inevitably to come to this -- a subjective judgment of whether Lindsey Vonn's Olympics have been successful or some other lesser adjective, on a sliding scale that runs dead south from there and ends with "disastrous." No need for suspense. Yes, Vonn's Games have absolutely been successful. Degrees of success are much more challenging to measure.
On Saturday morning Vonn, starting from the 17th position, skied a terrific -- though perilously cautious -- run to take the lead in the Olympic Super-G at Whistler.