Known as the most successful female ski racer of all time, now Vonn's on to shattering men's records. (Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom)
Lindsey Vonn finished third in Sunday’s Kandahar super G as Switzerland’s Lara Gut took the win.
Lindsey Vonn took her 76th career World Cup victory in commanding fashion on the Kandahar downhill track Saturday.
Organizers in Garmisch were able to prep the track for a successful – though not ideal – training run on Thursday before canceling Friday’s training run in order to preserve the track for the weekend.
One year ago today, the U.S. Ski Team was anxiously anticipating the start of the 2015 FIS World Ski Championships in the United States.
A soft, sugary course got the best of Lindsey Vonn, and her top competitor in the hunt for the overall title in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Maribor, Slovenia.
Warm temperature, fog and precipitation have plagued Garmisch, but the forecast is calling for sunshine on the classic Kandahar downhill track for Saturday’s downhill.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) notched another Audi FIS Ski World Cup victory, number 75, Sunday in super G and moved into the overall World Cup lead.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) smashed yet another record on Saturday in Cortina, winning her 37th downhill at Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup.
Welcome to Kitzbuehel, the Super Bowl of ski racing, where 50,000 crazed fans will descend upon this ski racing Mecca this weekend.
It was a tough day for Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT) in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.
Eighteen U.S. athletes will be competing this weekend in downhill, combined, slalom and giant slalom in the Audi FIS World Cup events in Wengen and Flachau.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) extended her super G win streak to four with a commanding victory at Sunday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) tied Annemarie Proell’s World Cup downhill victory record with win number 36 in a two-run Audi FIS World Cup sprint downhill Saturday.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) embarked on a new challenge last year, establishing the Lindsey Vonn Foundation to empower the next generation of champions.
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Known as the most successful female ski racer in the world - Lindsey Vonn is one of the few world-class, four-event ski racers. She is the only American woman to ever capture downhill gold at the Olympics and the only American woman with four World Cup overall titles. Six weeks after she turned 20, Vonn (then Kildow) produced her first World Cup victory in Lake Louise, Alberta. She has since captured a U.S. record 67 World Cup wins. In addition to her 2010 Olympic downhill gold and super G bronze, she holds five World Championship medals, including double gold in 2009. In her 2014 comeback year, Vonn really charged and proved to everyone that she is back and better than ever, leading the way in the first-ever historic U.S. podium sweep in Lake Louise and snagging the all-time World Cup wins record of 63 wins and extending that total to 67 by season's end, along with grabbing super G and downhill titles, third overall and 19 total World Cup titles - the record among females and matching Ingemar Stenmark's record.
A horrific crash at the February 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships left Vonn with a torn ACL/MCL, fractured tibial plateau and a whole lot of motivation to come back to the sport strong. It was the kind of motivation that put her back on snow in Portillo, Chile at the end of August, a full month and a half ahead of schedule. All signs were pointing to go, and Vonn was on track when a mid-November downhill training crash at Copper Mountain resulted in a major setback.
Determined to compete in the 2014 Olympics, Vonn pushed on. She returned to training a few weeks later and was back in the start gate in early December in Lake Louise, where she placed a promising fifth in the super G. She cruised into the next race series at Val d’Isere, France feeling strong, but her knee was rocked after hitting a big hole in the downhill. She then wisely called it a season so she could set her sights on the healing process and be in the best shape of her life for the 2015 season, when World Championships was hosted on her home snow of Vail/Beaver Creek.
OFF THE SNOW
Out of her ski boots, Vonn swings a mean tennis racquet and golf club. After recording a hole-in-one during one of her first full 18 holes, Vonn is now a staple at charity tournaments. But if you ask her about her favorite thing to do beside ski, she'll tell you it's all about spending time with her family and new pooches, Leo and Bear (Instagram: LeoAndBearVonn).
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