Known as the most successful female ski racer of all time, now Vonn's on to shattering men's records. (Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom)
As the women’s speed team heads down under for their first on-snow camp of the season, we caught up with Knight to chat about his tenure with the team and get his thoughts on what makes a champion.
The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, giving the future women of the world confidence to move mountains, is having an event in Lindsey’s home state of Minnesota on June 3, 2016.
USSA has developed a strategic partnership with top sports advertising agency Adore Creative to produce branding spots for both the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Grand Prix.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the proposed site of an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017.
Lindsey Vonn is suspending the remainder of the season following a left tibial plateau fracture suffered during a super G race Saturday in Andorra.
Mikaela Shiffrin finished eighth in her first World Cup alpine combined event as Lindsey Vonn rebounded from Saturday’s crash to finish 13th Sunday.
Laurenne Ross powered through fresh snow to take second in the Soldeu Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G Saturday.
Lindsey Vonn, Laurenne Ross and Mikaela Shiffrin are hunting for the podium this weekend in the tiny country of Andorra.
Thirty-two of the best ski racers in the world competed head-to-head Tuesday night in downtown Stockholm, Sweden.
Lindsey Vonn finished third in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Italy.
Lindsey Vonn clinched her eighth overall World Cup downhill title following a second place finish Saturday.
Laurenne skied to another top-five downhill finish in La Thuile, Italy Friday.
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to the ski Mecca of Chamonix after a four-year hiatus and the crew is excited to be back on Chamonix soil.
Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill was postponed after the Swiss resort received 40cm of new snow.
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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 an all time win record on the women's side with 76 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 comeback year for the 2014-15 season, 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.
In August of 2015 during her first full, injury-free prep period in years, Vonn suffered another setback in Coronet Peak training, fracturing her left ankle. She came back with a vengeance, though, taking a clean podium sweep of Lake Louise and then continuing to break records – like grabbing her 36th downhill win in a two-run sprint downhill in Zauchensee to tie Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record. In La Thuile, Vonn grabbed second in the downhill, clinching her eighth World Cup downhill title and becoming the first skier in history to have won 20 crystal globes, surpassing Stenmark's 19. Leading in the overall standings, Vonn crashed in Soldeu-El-Tarter, Andorra's super G sustaining a left tibial plateau fracture and going down on a sled following the crash. The next day, in what seemed to be a superhero-like feat, Vonn decided to ski the alpine combined. She did what no one expected she could have done, and won the super G portion of the combined and ended up 13th after slalom, forcing a three-way tie for the combined globe with one event to go.
With three weekends of racing remaining in the season, Vonn won nine races and was currently leading the World Cup overall – by a slim margin – and super G standings, and in a three-way tie for the alpine combined lead. She wisely called it a season so she could set her sights on the healing process and prepare for a couple of big years to come. Vonn is expected to return for the 2016-17 season, which will feature a Thanksgiving weekend World Cup in Killington, VT, as well as the World Championships in St. Moritz and the World Cup Finals in Aspen, CO.
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 besides ski, she'll tell you it's all about spending time with her family and new pooches, Leo, Bear and the newest addition to her family – Lucy (Instagram: LeoAndBearVonn).
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