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Mon, 24 Sep 2018

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story
Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story
Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

Lindsey Caroline Vonn (born October 18, 1984) is an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

She has won four World Cup overall championships—one of only two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll—with three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010, plus another in 2012.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

 Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

 She has also won a record 8 World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline (2008–2013, 2015, 2016), 5 titles in super-G(2009–2012, 2015), and 3 consecutive titles in the combined (2010–2012).

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

In 2016, she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title, an all-time record among men or women, passing Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden, who won 19 globes from 1975 to 1984.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

She has the second highest super ranking of all skiers, men or women.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

Vonn is one of 6 women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing—downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and super combined—and has won 82 World Cup races in her career through February 3, 2018.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

Her 82 World Cup victories are an all-time women’s record, passing Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria who had held the record since the 1970s, and only Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden with 86 World Cup victories has more.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

With her Olympic gold and bronze medals, 2 World Championship gold medals in 2009 (plus three silver medals in 2007 and 2011), and 4 overall World Cup titles, Vonn is the most successful American ski racer and is considered one of the greatest ever.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

In 2010, Vonn received the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award and was the United States Olympic Committee’s sportswoman of the year.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

Various injuries have caused Vonn to miss parts of several seasons, including almost all of the 2014 season and most of the 2013 season.

Photos – The Lindsey Vonn Story

While recovering from injury, she worked as a correspondent for NBC News covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Image Courtesy- Lindsey Vonn ( Instagram)

 

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