Her superation history is extraordinary and it has been repeated this weekend in Andorra. Unfortunately, the athlete suffered a micro fractured last Saturday, February the 27. The micro fractured was on the right knee when she felled in the World Cup that was hosted in Grandvalira Andorra. However in spite of this obstacle, Lindsey was the focus of attention last Sunday the 28 when she decided to continue and participate in the combined track of Soldeu. Of course she had a great feat, she ended up being in the punctuation zone and extended an advantage in time that takes her close to the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.
Vonn finished in the 13th place in this proof that combined a giant and a slalom and a great distance from the swiss Lara Gut that could not finish the competition. In order to complete this triumph Vonn hit the track using kneepads in both her knee joints allowing her to achieve the fastest time of all in the supergiant test. (first test)
Therefore , Vonn now leads the World Cup with 1,235 points and has a lead of 28 on Gut the German Viktoria Rebensburg that is situated in 3rd place with 914 .
Childhood and private life
Born in 1984 in a region with no mountains (Minnesota, United States) so nothing presaged Lindsey Vonn to reach such a talented career in the world of skiing. She started practicing this sport at the age of 3 in the station Buck Hill (less than a 100 meters of height) with his grandparent and her father (competition skiers) with only 7 years she started with first competition. Her family supported her since the beginning with her hobby in ski taking a decision in moving to Vail, Colorado. Ever since this move everything was changed for small Lindsey. After her interview with her idol Picabo Street at the age of 9 Lindsey was convinced that she wanted to be a champion in the alpine ski. At the age of 14 she won the “Trampoline Trophy”( international competition for young skiers) then she entered a program of national sking development until 2002. Then Lindsey won many junior awards, before she started winning the most important awards.
When it comes to her private life, after being married to her trainer Thomas Vonn in 2007 and separated in 2011 the champion started a relationship with Tiger Wood but this one ended in 2015.
Some important dates in Lindsey Vonn life:
-Season 2001-2002: Lindsey classifies for the olympic games in Salt Lake City in United States. She ends in six place with the superior proof combined in the famous french station of Val D’Isère -Season 2003-2004 , she integrates for the first time in the Top 10 and goes up the podium for the first time in the World Cup thanks to its victory in downhill in Lake Louise. — Season 2006-2007 iis the confirmation with the World Cup (3rd in downhill and Super -G ) and Turin Olympics (8th in downhill , Super -G in 7th and 14th in slalom ).
-Season 2007-2008 , Lindsey ‘s career changed thanks to his 2 gold medals in the downhill and overall categories. From this decisive season, Lindsey won twenty gold medals in all categories in Alpine Skiing World Cup. It is the first American to win the championships for 2 consecutive years -Season 2008-2009 Lindsey gets 16 podiums in 4 disciplines.
-Season 2009-2010 two significant reward in the olympic games of Vancouver with a gold medal in downhill of Crans Montana(Swiss) and a bronze medal in Super G.She also receives the award of athlete of the year in the Laureus World Sports Awards.
-Season 2011-2012 Lindsey wins the giant slalom and enters the legend with her win in the 5 disciplines of the alpine ski. Only 4 skiers have had exit in the Grand Slam (Petra Kronberger, Pernilla Wiberg, Janica Kostelic et Tina Maze).
-In 2014 it is the skier with the best record in the history of women’s alpine skiing finishing the season with 19 rewards.
Since 2004, Lindsey Vonn has not stopped winning prestigious and respectful titles (about 76 wins in World Cup, Olympic Games with gold,silver, bronze and crystal globes 17) Despite hers injuries she was forced to retire several times from competitions but Lindsey continued to fight to achieve her dream and to become a reference in the world of skiing .
The last achievement obtained by the american was in 2015 with the record of 63 wind in the world championship(before obtain by Annemarie Moser-Pröl from 35 years) to become an international championship Lindsey has done a really difficult training. An iron will and a great effort everyday have make her achieve her objective.
Now , Lindsey is a multidisciplinary famous ski champion in the world. At age 20, she began a program of training supervised by German Robert Trenkwalder. Composed of fitness exercises and physiotherapy from 6 in the morning and during summer training in the snowy mountains of Chile and New Zealand. Efforts quickly bear fruit and vain trophies becoming one of the best skiers in the world. From now on every moment is awake and dedicated to take care of your physical form. Sometimes she eats chocolate (her favorite food ) and ice cream!
Always feminine during her careers, Lindsey has changed the vision of the women in the male world of skiing. Shy and reserved at the beginning of his career, Lindsey became an emblematic figure. In addition she did not hesitate to show his athletic body . Her last photoshoot for “Sports Illustrated ” shows her completely naked with a bathing suit painted on her bod. Lindsey also poses with elegant dresses of brands such as Head, Oakley, Red Bull , Rolex, Under Armour …
Since her collaboration with the famous brand of energetic drinks Red Bull, a movie was born “Lindsey Vonn: The Climb” This documental narrates the process of recuperation of her lesions back in the world championship in Schladming and in the olympic games of Sochi. It is appreciated her effort in participating in the world cup championship of 2015. Since her surgery her rehabilitation and her mental preparation the skier tells us everything. She is also an ambassador for the first edition of the Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck Winter in 2012 then in Lillehammer ( four years later)She is also the ambassador of the famous race “Wings For Life ” always supporting the social aspect Lindsey has created her own foundation “Lindsey Vonn Foundation ” which supports and financially assists young women with scholarships and stays at summer camps.
This 31 year old athlete full of energy does not stop in adversity.In addition she still has many races to win and many challenges to overcome. This champion is expected to overcome her records although it is spectacular for its young age she will continue to rise every season!