Lindsey Vonn Biography

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Known as the most successful female ski racer

in American history, Lindsey Vonn (born Oct.

18, 1984) is the only U.S. woman to have won

two World Cup overall titles. She also earned

two downhill titles and a super-G title. Six

weeks after she turned 20, she produced her

first World Cup victory. She has more World

Cup wins (30) and podium finishes (58) than

any American woman. Vonn received four World

Championship medals, including two golds, in


Vonn was a medal favorite coming into the

2006 Turin Olympic Games, but she had a scary

crash during a downhill training run and was

airlifted to a hospital. Vonn thought she had

broken her back and her career was over.

Miraculously, she returned and within two

days was competing but did not medal.

She is married to 2002 Olympian Thomas Vonn.

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