Alpine skiing :Vonn has surgery on broken right arm

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Four-time overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn has had surgery after breaking her right arm while training in Colorado and vowed to return to the slopes "as soon as possible".

The 32-year-old American said she "severely fractured" the humerus bone after an accident at Copper Mountain on Thursday and underwent surgery in Vail later that day.

In late February while leading the World Cup standings, Vonn's Alpine ski season and title hopes were ended by a knee injury when she crashed after hitting a patch of soft snow in a super-G race in Andorra.

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