Known as the most successful female ski racer in American history, it's only a matter of time before she's the best female ski racer of all time…after that, it's onto shattering men's records. (Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team)
Lindsey Vonn won her 61st career Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saturday in the Val d'Isere downhill, placing her just one win away from matching the all-time record of 62.
Lindsey Vonn and her U.S. Ski Team teammates will be racing for a wheel of local Beaufort cheese this weekend. A few years back, though, they were chasing a cow.
After a disappointing 2013-14 World Cup season for the women, the athletes had a thrilling few days at Lake Louise last week. So what does this mean for their upcoming season with the World Championships on home soil?
Lindsey Vonn skied an aggressive run and, despite mistakes, came home in second in the opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise
Lindsey Vonn won the Lake Louise downhill on Saturday, with Stacey Cook in second and Julia Mancuso in third, for the first ever all-American podium in ski racing history.
A strong U.S. Ski Team women's speed squad is ready for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season opener Friday, making the return of Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn
It was a strong day for the USA in the opening training run of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, headlined by strong runs from Lindsey Vonn and Alice McKennis, both returning from multiple knee injuries.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn will reprise her role as Ambassador for the Games, which will take place in February 2016.
Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) chatting next to the Legend of Honor Trophy, which was awarded to Moser-Proell last night as she was inducted into the International Ski Racing Hall of Fame as the 2014 Legend of Honor.
Today, just about all your favorite athletes are on Twitter. But how did they get their start there? Check out their first-ever tweets. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
After a successful 18 years of coaching with the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, women’s speed Head Coach Chip White will step aside following the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals this week.
Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail. CO) has committed to returning to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour in hopes of racing for gold at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek, CO and says she'll compete through to 2018
Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced Tuesday that she will not participate in the upcoming Sochi Olympics.
Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) survived a bumpy Val d'Isere downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team with a tie for 14th on a track that bounced eight racers, including four Americans, off course.
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Known as the most successful female ski racer in American history - and quickly gaining on "all time" status - 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 59 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.
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 the World Championships will be hosted on her home snow of Vail/Beaver Creek.
At first I was extremely upset. I didn't know what to do. Then I tried to regroup and figure out a plan. How can I make this work? How can I keep skiing? We tried to come up with a good plan, so I still had hope, a glimmer of hope. I never gave up hope all the way up until the day I decided I couldn’t do it anymore.
Having not raced in Sochi…that totally changed everything. Barring anything bad happening, I'm committed to another four years. Even if I do well next year at the World Championships, I want to be able to have an opportunity to defend my gold medal.
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 pooch, Leo (Instagram: LeoVonn).
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