Picabo Street gives Lindsey Vonn Olympic advice

Published Feb. 17, 2010 11:37 a.m. ET

Picabo Street has given Lindsey Vonn some friendly Olympic advice.

Street said Wednesday on ``Today'' that despite Vonn's bruised shin, she should ``look for speed'' like she usually does on the downhill course.

Vonn will compete in the downhill on Wednesday, the first of five races she's scheduled to attempt.

Street won gold in the Super-G at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and silver in the downhill at the 1994 Lillehammer Games. She called Vonn on Tuesday and told her to ``relax and have fun.''

Street expects Vonn to be ``fired up'' to race after several days of weather delays on Whistler Mountain have allowed Vonn's badly bruised right shin more time to heal.