PYEONGCHANG - At just 22 years old, Victor, Idaho native Breezy Johnson showed why many consider her the future of the U.S Alpine Ski Team.
Just days after taking 14th place in her Olympic debut in the super-G, Johnson took to the hill in the women's downhill on Tuesday.
Johnson followed the legendary Lindsey Vonn out of the starting gate, which seemed fitting in more ways than one. Vonn, who took gold in the event in 2010, has said that these are her last Olympic Games. Meanwhile, Johnson is competing in the Olympics for the first time, and now, she will look to follow in the footsteps of the highly successful Vonn.
Breezy Johnson competes in women's downhill
After two strong training runs on Sunday and Monday, Johnson earned one of four starting spots for Team USA in the downhill.
She recorded a downtime of 1:40.34 in her first and only run, which at the time she crossed the finish line was fifth fastest.
Thirty-one racers would follow, but only two clocked a faster time than Johnson, who wound up finishing in seventh place.
Vonn took home bronze, while Italian Sophia Goggia won gold and Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel got silver.
As the youngest athlete on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team - men or women - Johnson joined Vonn as the only Americans to finish in the top 14 in both the super-G and the downhill events.