Lindsey Vonn – 2010 Winter Olympics Downhill champion

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Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey C. Kildow (née Kildow)
(October 18, 1984, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA)
Nationality: United States of America
Category: Athletes
Occupation: Alpine Skiers
Unique distinction: She is the 2010 Winter Olympics Downhill champion, and the winner of four overall World Cup championships. Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m). Weight: 160 pounds (72 kg).
Gender: Female

Quotes:
1. If you work hard, it will pay off in the end.  2. When you fall down, just get up again.  3. Setbacks help you to concentrate. 4.  When successes fall into your lap, you lose sight of your goals. 5. It’s pretty important that I’m always me.

Achievements:


Social and professional position: Lindsey Vonn is an American alpine ski racer.
The main contribution to (what is known): Lindsey Vonn is the 2010 Winter Olympics Downhill champion, the winner of four overall World Cup championships ( 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and two World Championship gold medals (2009).
Contributions: Lindsey Vonn is an outstanding American alpine ski racer, 2010 Winter Olympics Downhill champion, the winner of 4, three consecutive (2008, 2009, 2010) and one in  2012 overall World Cup championships and two World Championship gold medals (2009), plus three silver medals (2007, 2011).
She has also won the record eight World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline (2008–2013, 2015, 2016), five titles in super-G (2009–2012, 2015), and three consecutive titles in the combined (2010–2012).
She won the gold (downhill) and bronze (Super G) medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first American woman to do so.  and has four World Championship medals, including two gold from 2009.
Vonn has won 76 World Cup races ( an all-time women’s record) in her career through February 6, 2016.
Lindsey  has more World Cup wins than any American woman and she is considered the most successful American woman alpine skier in history.
World Cup debut November 18, 2000 in Park City, UT
Ranking – Overall Women’s:  #3 (235,410) On 16 June 2012, #2 (1235) on 12 October 2016.
Honors and Awards: Olympic gold and bronze medal winning ski racer, Best Female Athlete of the Year and Best U.S. Olympic Female Athlete.
Major works: Olympics Medals: Gold 2010 Vancouver Downhill, Bronze 2010 Vancouver Super-G. World Championships: Teams Medals 4 (2gold).

Life:


Origin: Vonn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, as Lindsey Caroline Kildow and raised in the Twin Cities metro area, in Apple Valley. Her father is Alan Kildow, who had been a national junior skiing champion before a knee injury at 18 and mother – Linda Krohn, an attorney in Minnesota. Linda is of Norwegian ancestry.
Education: In 2006 Vonn attended University of Missouri High School, an online program through the university’s Center for Distance and Independent Study.
Career highlights: Lindsey is  an older sister to triplets – two brothers and a sister – and another sister.
She began to ski at the  age of 2 in her natal area Twin City (Minnesota).
When she was ten years old, she met Olympic gold medal skier 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.
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. She also earn Junior Worlds medals and U.S. titles – all of it while a teenager.
She made her World Cup debut at age 16 on November 18, 2000 in Park City.
In her Olympic debut at the 2002 Winter Olympic she had placed sixth in the combined event at the age of 17.  She was given the U.S. Olympic Spirit Award for her efforts.
On March 4, 2003, she earned a silver medal in downhill in the Junior World Championship at Puy Saint-Vincent, France.
In December 2004 she earned her first World Cup medal podium for the first time in downhill victory in Lake Louise, Alberta. Canada.
Won was injured in practice just before the Turin Olympics of 2006 and could settled  for seventh place in the super-giant slalom and eighth in the downhill.
Despite her injuries, Lindsey earned her first “big race” medals with silver in both downhill and super G at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 held in Sweden.
After a recovering 2007 season through February 9, 2008, she had already won five World Cup races during the season and became World Cup discipline leader in both downhill and combined. Vonn received great acclaim as a skier after her 2008 season.  She was nominated for Best Female Athlete at the 2008 ESPY Awards, losing out to WNBA star Candace Parker. It was a very rare accomplishment for a skier in a non-Olympic year.
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 Three days later she won her second gold in the Downhill.
On February 17 at the 2010, Vancouver Winter Olympics in her first event, she won a Gold medal the gold medal in the downhill and later a bronze medal for the Women’s Downhill Super G.
Vonn won her fourth Overall World Cup Title in 2012.
On December 2013 she took a break from the World Cup circuit to fully recover from her earlier injury. On January 2014, Vonn refused to compete in the Sochi 2014 Winter Games because she had re-injured her right knee. Thus during the 2014 Olimpics Vonn was  a correspondent for NBC News.
Vonn made her comeback to the top of the podium on December 6, 2014 and on March 18, 2015, she won the last World Cup downhill race at Meribel, France.
In 2016 she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title – an all-time record among men or women.
Personal life: When she was 12, her family moved to Vail, Colorado for her training. Won her first international championship at 15 and competed in her first Olympics at 17.
In 2006 Vonn attended University of Missouri High School, an online program through the university’s Center for Distance and Independent Study.
Lindsey married fellow 2002 Olympian and former U.S. Ski Team athlete Thomas Vonn ( b. 3 December, 1975) on September 29, 2007. She has changed her name after the marriage to Lindsey Vonn. Her husband Thomas Vonn  was her coach.
On January 9, 2013  the couple divorced  after four years of marriage.
Lindsey Vonn began dating Woods in March 2013 before splitting in May 2015.
On April 2016 Lindsey Vonn, 31, began spending more time with Canadian actor, who is known for TV series Vikings, Alexander Ludwig.
Lindsey Vonn always bravely Overcames her injuries:
2003 – Left hip strain in early season crash, 2006 – Overcame horrendous Olympics DH training crash to compete, 2007 – sprain, 2009 –  a knee injury, 2010 –  deep bruising on her left arm  in giant slalom crash in Lienz.
On December 2013 she took a break to fully recover from her earlier injury and on January 2014, she refused to compete in the 2014 Olimpian because she had re-injured her knee.
Zest: Nickname: The Don. Her hobbies include cycling, tennis, reading, and watching NBC’s Law & Order. She enjoys listening to hip hop music, especially rapper Kanye West. A workout fanatic. Dreams of Olympic gold medals and of someday playing a character on Law and Order. She won the most unusual trophies – a cow named Olympe for winning the December 2005 World Cup in Val d’Isere (France). Olympe delivered  which she named Sunny. Following her World Championships golds, the town of Kirchberg, Austria, (the U.S. women’s European home base) gave her a goat, the goat now lives with the cows. Vonn is fluent in German. Lindsey Vonn resides in Vail, Colorado, but she also has residences in Germany and Atlanta. Lindsey Vonn used men’s Head skis in the 2010 Winter Olympics, these skis allow greater speed but require increased strength to control.