Lindsey Caroline Vonn
Growing up, the bold north...
winters of Minnesota prepared skier Lindsey Vonn for the harsh slope elements. As her skills quickly progressed, her parents made the decision to move to the tougher terrain of Colorado to continue Lindsey’s training. At just age 14, Lindsey was the first American athlete to win the “Cadets” event at the Trofeo Topolino di Sci Alpino in Italy. Her speed and success skyrocketed from there, making the U.S. World Cup team at just 16.
Her first Olympic appearance was at the 2000 Salt Lake City Winter games, where a 17-year old Vonn came in a disappointing 6th overall. The exposure to such elite competition opened Lindsey’s eyes to her training regime, making many changes to her routines. Her second appearance at the Olympics in 2006, Vonn had the fastest practice run. But her trip to the winner’s podium was derailed by a nasty fall, which left her hospitalized.
Vonn’s best ski season came in 2008 and was capped off with her world cup win, only the second women ever to do so. Her world cup title started a three year winning streak and was eventually named the Associated Press’s female athlete of the year in 2010. This was the year she coincidentally won her first Olympic medal, gold at the Vancouver games. She was the first American woman to ever win gold in a downhill event. Chronic injuries and ultimately a torn ACL kept Vonn out of the 2014 Sochi Olympic games. Vonn worked her way back into Olympic competition, winning the bronze medal at the 2018 games in Korea. Reflecting on her most recent injuries, Vonn announced she would retire from the sport in
- Started Skiing at the young age of 2 years old.
- She rides men skis due to her tall stature.
- Most successful female downhill skier in U.S.A history.
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