Lindsey VONN

Lindsey VONN
United States of America

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Languages: English
Birth place: St. Paul, MN
Residence: Vail, CO
Skis: Head
Bindings: Head
Boots: Head
Marital Status: Single
Ski Club: Ski and Snowboard Club Vail
  • Height: 5-10

    Weight: 160 lb

    Club: Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, Buck Hill 


    Growing up in the Twin Cities area (in Burnsville), Vonn was on skis at two before moving into Erich Sailer's renowned program at Buck Hill. She commuted to Vail for a couple of years before the Kildow family moved to Vail in the late Nineties. En route to the World Cup, she excelled at every level – Junior Olympics, Trofeo Topolino, Whistler Cup (kids 11-14), Junior Worlds, NorAms and Europa Cup.


    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 have captured 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.

    The 2013 season proved riddled with challenges for Vonn. After entering the winter in the best shape of her life, she was walloped by a post Soelden stomach bug that landed her in the hospital. She bounced back just enough to sweep the Lake Louise speed series in early December, but was totally drained and opted to take an extended rest a few weeks later. It was the first break she'd taken from the World Cup tour since she began racing.

    Ultimately it was a six race hiatus, but she returned in time for the January speed series, which locked her one more downhill win in Cortina d'Ampezzo, which proved to be enough to win her sixth straight World Cup downhill title – a record for both men and women. Primed and ready to rock at the World Championships, Vonn crashed in the opening race tearing her ACL and MCL, ending her season in February. 

    All things considered, she locked a women's record 17th World Cup crystal globe with the downhill title and within range of toppling Annemarie Moser-Proell’s World Cup win record of 62. Plus with the drive of someone like Vonn, recovering strong will not be an issue.


    I have no doubt I will be ready for Sochi. Honestly, in a worst-case scenario, if I trained a week before the Games, I’d be fine.

    Basically what happened in Schladming was I came into that jump going a little bit faster, or I don't know if I just hit the jump wrong, but I feel like I flew a lot further than the other girls. When I landed, the snow was just different. The snow was soft. It was not slick, basically, and my right ski just stopped and my knee buckled.

    It is always an honor to win a title, even if I wish I had done it by competing alongside my teammates over the past month. I hope they will bring home many more titles this season.  This only fuels me to work even harder to get back out on the mountain as soon as I can. 


    Vonn is a media mogul. From her roots in small town Minnesota she has become a regular on "Most Marketable" athlete's lists. It's no wonder companies like Under Armour and Kohls have picked her up for national television commercials. Grab any major magazine and she's probably been in it – Glamour, Women's Health, People – to name a few. Or on the cover – Fitness, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, TV Guide – to name a few more.

    Out of her ski boots, she 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, especially her "schwesters." 

    Results Summary

    Olympics (top 15)

    Teams: 2002, 2006, 2010

    Gold, DH, Vancouver, CAN, 2010

    Bronze, SG, Vancouver, CAN, 2010

    6th, Combined, Snowbasin, UT, 2002

    7th, SG, Torino, ITA, 2006

    8th, DH, Torino, ITA, 2006

    14th, SL, Torino, ITA, 2006


    World Championships (top 10)

    Teams: 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013

    Gold, DH, Val d'Isere, FRA, 2009

    Gold, SG, Val d'Isere, FRA, 2009

    Silver, DH, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER, 2011

    Silver, DH, Are, Sweden, 2007

    Silver, SG, Are, Sweden, 2007

    4th, DH, Santa Caterina, ITA, 2005

    4th, Combined, Santa Caterina, ITA, 2005

    9th, SG, Santa Caterina, ITA, 2005


    World Cup (highlights)

    Four-time overall champion (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)

    Six-time downhill champion (2008-2013)

    Four-time super G champion (2009-2012)

    Three-time super combined champion (2010-2012)

    Women's season-long point record of 1,980 set in 2012

    American record for victories (59 as of Sept. 2013)

    American single season victory record (12, 2012)

    Has won in all five World Cup disciplines



    2009, SL, Alyeska, AK

    2008, Combined, Sugarloaf, ME

    2004, SL, Sugarloaf, ME

    2004, SG, Sugarloaf, ME 

    2003, Combined, Whiteface, NY



    2012 Beck International Award – USSA top annual honor

    2012 USSA Alpine Athlete of the Year

    2011 ESPY for Best Female Athlete

    2011 Laureus World Sport Award

    2011 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Female Athlete
    2011 Preis Herbert Award
    2010 Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year
    2010 ESPYS for Best Female Athlete and Best Female Olympic Athlete

    2010 Beck International Award Winner

    2010 USOC Athlete of the Year

    2009 Colorado Athlete of the Year

    2009 Minneapolis Star Tribune Athlete of the Year

    Three-time Junior Worlds medalist

    1999 SL winner at Topolino, Italy children's races


    Years on Team: 13


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