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)
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.
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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.
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup is heading to Europe after two weekends in North America with the men racing giant slalom and slalom in Val d'Isere and women taking on a super G and giant slalom in St. Moritz.
Four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn skied confidently into the top five in the Lake Louise super G Sunday, showing her strength and ability to mount a podium challenge for the first time since her return to the World Cup circuit Friday.
The U.S. Ski Team women showed a bit of improvement Saturday with Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn finishing 11th in her second downhill race since her season-ending injury this past February at World Championships.
Friday marked the return of Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, who finished a conservative 40th in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhills in Lake Louise. It was Vonn’s first World Cup start since a season-ending injury last February.
U.S. Ski Team rookie Jackie Wiles (pictured) and Julia Ford charged from the back of the pack to lead for the USA, tying in ninth place during Thursday’s downhill training for the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill double-header this weekend.
Lindsey Vonn skied solidly in her first downhill training run since being injured last February. Stacey Cook led the USA in sixth in the first training run at Lake Louise.
Lindsey Vonn is expected to begin official downhill training Wednesday in Lake Louise in anticipation of this weekend's downhill.
Lindsey Vonn was back on snow, freeskiing Thanksgiving morning at Vail
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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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