Lindsey Vonn's professional ski career is officially over. Vonn crowned a historic career with a third place finish in his last race at the World Championships in Are, Sweden on Sunday.

Vonn, 34, won the bronze medal, becoming the oldest woman to win a medal at the World Championships. This is not a bad way to go out.

Subsequently, Vonn admitted that she had serious nerves while he was preparing for his last run.

"It was probably the most nervous of my life," Vonn told Eurosport. "I'm always on the edge and always on the edge and I was afraid to charge too hard and not fall on my last race – it was my worst nightmare."

Earlier this week, Vonn had a big fall by participating in the Super-G event, leaving her with a black eye and bruised ribs as she headed for this weekend's event. Vonn is also only three months on the verge of tearing a knee ligament. And yet, none of this could prevent him from getting on the podium in the last race of his career.

As expected, the crowd present gave him a resounding ovation as she took the last bow.

Vonn is retiring from the sport as one of the most accomplished skiers in American history. Sunday's bronze medal marked her eighth World Championship medal, making her the first skier to win a medal at six different World Championships. His 82 World Cup victories are the best among all women and only four behind the all time brand owned by Ingemar Stenmark.

Of course, Vonn also has three Olympic medals, including a gold downhill at the 2010 Winter Games. She won bronze in the event at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, adding a bronze medal in Super-G from 2010.