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Lindsey Vonn
Disciplines     Downhill, Super-G,
Giant slalom, Slalom,
Combined
Club     Vail SSC
Born     October 18, 1984 (1984-10-18) (age 27)
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Height     5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
World Cup debut     November 18, 2000
(age 16)
Website     LindseyVonn.com
Olympics
Teams     3
Medals     2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams     3
Medals     5 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons     11
Wins     42
Podiums     81
Overall titles     3
Discipline titles     9
Medal record[hide]
Women's alpine skiing
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold     2010 Vancouver     Downhill
Bronze     2010 Vancouver     Super-G
World Championships
Gold     2009 Val d'Isère     Downhill
Gold     2009 Val d'Isère     Super-G
Silver     2007 Åre     Downhill
Silver     2011 Garmisch     Downhill
Silver     2007 Åre     Super-G

Lindsey Caroline Vonn (née Kildow, born October 18, 1984) is an American alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team. She has won three consecutive overall World Cup and downhill championships (2008, 2009, 2010),[1][2] the first American woman and third woman ever to accomplish this. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman.[3] Vonn also won three consecutive World Cup season titles in Super G (the first American woman to do so), and two consecutive titles in the combined.

Vonn is one of five women[4] to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing – Downhill, Super G, Giant slalom, Slalom, and Super combined – and, as of October 2011, has won 42 races in her career. With her Olympic gold and bronze medals, two World Championship gold medals in 2009 (plus three silver medals in 2007 / 2011), and three overall World Cup titles, Vonn has become the most successful American skier in ski racing history.

Vonn received the Laureus World Sports Awards Sportswoman of the Year for 2010.[5] She was also honored again as the USOC's sportswoman of the year for 2010.[6]
Contents
 [hide]

    * 1 Personal life
    * 2 Skiing career
          o 2.1 Early years
          o 2.2 2002–2005
          o 2.3 2006–2007
          o 2.4 2008–2010
          o 2.5 Lindsey Vonn Invited to a Homecoming Dance
    * 3 World Cup victories
          o 3.1 Season titles
          o 3.2 Race victories
    * 4 References
    * 5 External links

[edit] Personal life

Vonn was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, as Lindsey Caroline Kildow and raised in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, in Burnsville. She was on skis at age two before moving into Erich Sailer's renowned development program at Buck Hill, which also produced slalom racer Kristina Koznick. Her father, Alan Kildow, who had been a national junior skiing champion before a knee injury at 18, "pushed" her very hard, according to Sailer.[7]

When Vonn was ten years old, she met Olympic gold medalist ski racer Picabo Street, whom she considers her heroine and role model. Their meeting made such an impression on Street that she remembered the meeting and later would serve as Vonn's mentor in skiing. Vonn commuted to Colorado to train for several years before her family moved to Vail in the late 1990s.[8][9]

Vonn attended University of Missouri High School, an online program through the university's Center for Distance and Independent Study.[10][11]

Vonn's nicknames are "Kildon", "Don Don" and "The Don." Her hobbies include cycling, tennis, reading, and watching NBC's Law & Order;[9] Vonn appeared as a guest star in the final series episode ("Rubber Room") on Law & Order on May 24, 2010. She married fellow 2002 Olympian and former U.S. Ski Team athlete Thomas Vonn on September 29, 2007, at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah.[12]

During the World Cup racing season in Europe, the U.S. team stayed in Kirchberg.[13] The most unusual of Vonn's trophies also lives in Kirchberg: Olympe the cow. Vonn kept the oversized pet instead of the check for her 2005 win in Val D'Isère.[14]

She also frequently stays at the home of her friend and major competitor, Maria Riesch in Garmisch, Germany. Traditionally, Lindsey and Thomas Vonn spend Christmas Eve at the Riesch family home; Lindsey is fluent in German.[15][15] During the off-season, the Vonns reside in Vail, Colorado.,[16] but also have residences in Germany and Atlanta.

Vonn appeared in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition that featured Winter Olympians in 2010.[17] Vonn also made #59 on Maxim's Hot 100 list.[18]

Through December 2010, Vonn has yet to record a World Cup victory on U.S. snow, but has eight wins in North America in seven consecutive seasons, all at Lake Louise, Alberta.
[edit] Skiing career
[edit] Early years

In 1999, Vonn became the first American female to win at Italy's Trofeo Topolino (for skiers of ages 11–14) where she was victorious in slalom. After climbing through the ranks of the U.S. Ski Team, she made her World Cup debut at age 16 on November 18, 2000 in Park City, Utah.
[edit] 2002–2005

In her Olympic debut at the 2002 Winter Olympics at age 17, Vonn raced in both slalom and combined in Salt Lake City, with her best result coming with sixth in combined. On March 4, 2003, she earned a silver medal in downhill in the Junior World Championship at Puy Saint-Vincent, France.

Vonn credits a change in her attitude towards training after a bike ride with fellow ski racer Julia Mancuso and Mancuso's father Ciro while visiting them at their Lake Tahoe home in California. With little biking experience, she quickly found herself miles behind Julia and Ciro. Alone and embarrassed, she decided she needed to drastically revise her training regimen and her attitude towards training if she was going to be successful.[19]

On March 24, 2004, Vonn was the downhill silver medalist at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In December 2004, Vonn climbed onto the World Cup podium for the first time with a third place finish in downhill in January 2004 at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy prior her maiden victory in that specialty at Lake Louise, Alberta in December 2004. She captured five more World Cup podiums over the next two months.

In 2005, she competed in four races at her first World Championships held in Bormio, Italy, pulling in fourth place finishes in both the downhill and the combined. She was ninth in Super-G, but failed to finish the giant slalom. She cited the unexpected appearance of her father, with whom she has a strained relationship, for rattling her before the event.[7]
[edit] 2006–2007
Lindsey Vonn during a slalom race in Aspen in November 2006.

At her second Winter Olympics in 2006, Vonn clocked the second best time in the first practise run yet crashed in the second training run for the downhill race on February 13, 2006 in San Sicario, Italy; she was evacuated by helicopter to Turin and was hospitalized overnight. Despite a bruised hip and strong pains, she returned on the slope two days later to compete and finished eighth. The gritty performance earned her the U.S. Olympic Spirit Award, as voted by American fans, fellow Team USA athletes, former U.S. Olympians, and members of the media for best representing the Olympic Spirit.

Vonn earned her first "big race" medals with silver in both downhill and Super-G at the 2007 World Championships in Åre, Sweden. A training crash before the slalom caused her a low-level ACL sprain to her right knee, ending her season four weeks early. Nevertheless, she finished third for the season in the women's 2007 World Cup disciplines of downhill and Super G.
[edit] 2008–2010

In 2008, Lindsey Vonn won the overall World Cup title. She became only the second American woman to do so, following Tamara McKinney in 1983. American Bode Miller won the men's title to complete the first U.S. sweep of the men's and women's overall titles in 25 years (McKinney and Phil Mahre in 1983). She also won the World Cup season title in the downhill and the U.S. Alpine Championships combined title (downhill & slalom), marking her best ski season to date. Vonn also established a new all-time record for most World Cup downhill victories by an American with ten, winning at Crans-Montana, Switzerland, on March 8.
Vonn in March 2008.
Vonn in March 2008

In 2009, Vonn repeated as overall World Cup champion, as well as repeating as champion in the downhill and also winning the season championship in Super-G by winning the final race of the season. During the season, she broke Tamara McKinney's American record of 18 World Cup victories when she won the Super G at Tarvisio in February. Her nine World Cup wins also set an American single-season record, surpassing Phil Mahre's total of eight in 1982. At the 2009 World Championships in Val-d'Isère, France, Vonn won her first world championship and became the first American woman to win the world Super-G title.[20] In the super combined event, she won the downhill portion and had appeared to have finished second in the event with a strong slalom performance, but was disqualified for splitting a gate.[21] Three days later she won the gold in the Downhill. During early 2009, she appeared in Alka-Seltzer television commercials in the United States as support for the United States Ski Team. During the summer of 2009, Vonn switched her equipment sponsor and supplier to Head skis, after previously racing her entire career on Rossignol skis.[22] In October 2009, Vonn was awarded the Skieur d'Or Award [23] by members of the International Association of Ski Journalists for her performances during the previous season.

In December 2009, Vonn sustained a bruised arm after a large crash during the opening run of the World Cup giant slalom. She continued racing as there was no fracture that would prevent her return and run at the Olympic Games in Vancouver.[24] Despite skiing with her arm in a brace due to the injury, Vonn won three straight races (two downhills and a Super G) in Haus im Ennstal, Austria from January 8–10, 2010. The wins raised her to second among American skiers on the all-time career list for World Cup wins with 28, passing Phil Mahre and trailing only Bode Miller. On January 14, 2010, Lindsey Vonn was named Colorado Athlete of the Year for 2009.[25] With her victory in a Super G just prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics, she clinched her second straight Super G discipline title with two races still to go.[26] Vonn ended up also winning the overall title, as well as the discipline titles in downhill, Super G and combined, and by winning the last Super G of the season, she boosted her overall World Cup victory total to 33, surpassing Bode Miller for the most World Cup victories by an American.[27] The third consecutive overall World Cup title also equals Phil Mahre's American record and makes Vonn the third woman to achieve it, behind Petra Kronberger with 3 straight and Annemarie Moser-Pröll with 5 straight.[27] Vonn was also named by the Associated Press as 2010 Female Athlete of the Year.[28]
[edit] Lindsey Vonn Invited to a Homecoming Dance

Parker McDonald of the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy was looking for a date for the school's upcoming homecoming dance and he decided to ask gold-medal skier Lindsay Vonn who was going to speak at the school one day before the dance:

It didn't occur to him that she might say yes, or no, or anything at all, McDonald said. "I thought, 'I need a date and there's Lindsey Vonn. I'll ask her!'" McDonald said. "She walked by my lunch table and I whipped out the question."

While most celebrities might have balked at the offer, Vonn was very appreciative and accepted Parker's offer to take her to the dance. She recounted the story on her Facebook page:

"Yesterday I visited the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy and while I was eating lunch with all the students a 15 year old boy named Parker asked me if I would be his date for their homecoming dance which is tonight. When Parker asked me he was cute, nervous and very polite so of course I said YES! All through school growing up I never got the chance to go to a school dance so I'm excited for tonight!"

So in the end, everybody wins. Vonn got a chance to relive a moment that she didn't get to have in her past and Parker got himself a date to the homecoming dance.
[edit] World Cup victories
Vonn in March 2010 with 8 crystal globes, including 3 large ones for FIS World Cup overall titles and 5 smaller ones for various discipline titles.
[edit] Season titles

12 titles (3 overall, 4 downhill, 3 super G, 2 combined)
Season     Discipline
2008     Overall
Downhill
2009     Overall
Downhill
Super G
2010     Overall
Downhill
Super G
Combined
2011     Combined[29]
Downhill[30]
Super G[31]
[edit] Race victories

42 race victories (21 downhill, 14 super G, 2 slalom, 1 giant slalom, 4 combined)
Season     Date    

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