Lindsey Vonn Age, Bio, Height, Weight, Wiki, Net Worth, Social Media
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Strong Is the New Beautiful
Lindsey Vonn is a former American World Cup alpine ski racer. She has won four World Cup overall championships. Along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll, Lindsey is one of only two female skiers to do so.
Lindsey Vonn Personal life
Lindsey Vonn Early life
She was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her father’s name is Alan Lee Kildow and her mother, Linda Anne. Lindsey is of Norwegian ancestry and grew up in the Twin Cities metropolitan area in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Vonn was on skis at age two. Her father, Alan, who had won a national junior title before a knee injury at the age of 18, “pushed” her very hard, according to Sailer.
At the age of ten, Lindsey met Olympic gold medalist ski racer Picabo Street, whom she considers her hero and role model. Their meeting made such an impression on Picabo that she remembered the meeting and later became as Lindsey’s mentor in skiing. Vonn traveled to Colorado to train for several years before her family moved to Vail, Colorado in the 1990s.
Lindsey attended University of Missouri High School, an online program through the university’s Center for Distance and Independent Study. Besides her mother language, English, She also speaks German fluently.
Lindsey Vonn Dating & Relationships
Lindsey married fellow Olympian and retired U.S. Ski Team champion Thomas Vonn on September 29, 2007, in Deer Valley, Utah. But in November 2011, the couple stated they are separating after four years of being married. Their divorce was settled on January 9, 2013.
During the divorce process, Lindsey met Tiger Woods, one of the most famous golfers in the world, at a charity exhibition in 2012. Vonn and Woods started dating in March 2013. They broke up in May 2015.
After Woods, Lindsey dated Kenan Smith for a while and then started dating P.K. Subban, hockey defenceman for the Nashville Predators in June 2018.
Lindsey Vonn Career
Lindsey got her first ski training from her grandfather, Don Kildow, and also her father at the age of three. She began skiing at a young age in Burnsville, Minnesota, and also through their family holidays that involved 16-hour drives from her hometown in Minnesota to Vail. She remembers these vacations as she would crawl under a sleeping bag in the back of the car, and her mom singing to some Eric Clapton songs all the way.
Lindsey competed in her first competitions when she was seven years old, and when then she took part in her first international races when she was nine years old. Succeeding World Junior Championships, joined with a series of excellent results, led to her get selected for 2002 Olympic Winter Games as a member of USA Olympic team. She was 17 years old back then. The 2002 Winter Olympics, commonly known as Salt Lake 2002, was held from 8 to 24 February in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
In Salt Lake City, she finished 32nd in the slalom and sixth in the combined. After two years, Lindsey who had a unique place in the team stepped onto the downhill podium for the very first time.
Lindsey Vonn First Conquest
In the next season, she got her first downhill conquest in Lake Louise in December 2004, in the opening race of the campaign. A professional in speed tournaments, she also obtained her first points in the technical competitions, enabling her to rise to the World Cup standings.
Lindsey holds the second highest super ranking of all skiers, male or female. Vonn is considered as the most successful American ski racer and one of the greatest of all skiers With her Olympic gold and bronze medals, four overall World Cup titles, 2 World Championship gold medals in 2009 and three silver medals in 2007 and 2011.
In 2010, Lindsey was the US Olympic committee’s sportswoman of the year and also won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award.
Injuries caused Lindsey to miss parts of several seasons, including most of the 2013 season and almost all of the 2014 season. While recovering from injury, she served as a correspondent for NBC News covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Lindsey Vonn Retirement
Unfortunatly in 2019, she announced her retirement, due to her injuries. It was in the downhill that Lindsey received a 20th crystal globe, although her hopes of winning another overall World Cup crown died when she fell in Soldeu and suffered a fracture in her left knee, bringing an early end to her season.
“Stopping hasn’t been an easy decision, but I could’ve damaged myself even more and put my future as an elite skier in danger. With the Olympics coming up in the Republic of Korea in a couple of years, I don’t want to be taking any risks.”
Lindsey also announced she would be retiring from the sport in an emotional Instagram post titled “broken beyond repair.”
“It’s been an emotional two weeks making the hardest decision of my life, but I have accepted that I cannot continue ski racing,” she wrote in the caption of the post which included some of pictures of her winning medals, and a picture of her injured knee cartilage. She also said that the World Championships next week in Sweden would be “the final races of my career.”
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It’s been an emotional 2 weeks making the hardest decision of my life, but I have accepted that I cannot continue ski racing. I will compete at the World Championships in Downhill and SG next week in Åre, Sweden and they will be the final races of my career. I have always pushed the limits of ski racing and it has allowed me to have amazing success but also dramatic crashes. I have never wanted the storyline of my career to be about injuries and because of that I decided not to tell anyone that I underwent surgery this past spring. A large portion of cartilage that had delaminated from my bone was removed. My crash in Lake Louise last year was much more painful than I let on, but I continued to race because I wanted to win a medal in the Olympics for my late grandfather. Again, I rehabbed my way back this summer and I felt better than I had in a long time. Then I crashed in Copper this November and injured my left knee, tearing my LCL plus sustaining 3 fractures. Despite extensive therapy, training and a knee brace, I am not able make the turns necessary to compete the way I know I can. My body is broken beyond repair and it isn't letting me have the final season I dreamed of. My body is screaming at me to STOP and it’s time for me to listen. Honestly, retiring isn’t what upsets me. Retiring without reaching my goal is what will stay with me forever. However, I can look back at 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, 7 World Championship medals and say that I have accomplished something that no other woman in HISTORY has ever done, and that is something that I will be proud of FOREVER! I always say, “Never give up!” So to all the the kids out there, to my fans who have sent me messages of encouragement to keep going… I need to tell you that I’m not giving up! I’m just starting a new chapter. Don’t lose faith in your dreams, keep fighting for what you love, and if you always give everything you have you’ll be happy no matter what the outcome. Thank you for the amazing years, for always supporting me, and for making my job so fun. Can’t wait to see some of you in the finish in Åre where I will give it my all one last time. Love always, Lindsey
“My body is broken beyond repair, and it isn’t giving me a chance to have the final season I dreamed of. My body is screaming at me to stop, and it is time for me to listen.” Lindsey said in the post. She received a knee surgery on 2 April 2019.
Lindsey Vonn Charity
Lindsey funded a charity organization called “The Lindsey Vonn Foundation.” They are trying to interest the community and US future generation with a positive and productive environment. The Lindsey Vonn Foundation focuses on empowering the society by supporting girls through scholarships, athletics, and education. They also have an all-girl program.
Strong Is the New Beautiful
Always encouraging women to stop thinking about “losing weight fast,” and focusing on loving their bodies for what they are, Lindsey self-help book about matters like eating healthy, exercising and positive self-image.
In Strong Is the New Beautiful, Vonn reveals some very new and unique training routines and her overall beliefs that have helped her to become the best female skier in the world.
Vonn backs up her prescribed fitness program with guidance on how to work out, and what to eat. She also boast the reader’s self-confidence and helps them to build a better body image, with the tricks and tips she’s learned as a professional athlete.
Lindsey Vonn Social Media
Lindsey has over 1.8 million followers on Instagram and 1.05 million followers on Twitter, as of April 2019.
When competing in the 2018 winter Olympics, Lindsey became the target of hateful comments on social media. She came under rude attack on Twitter after finishing the Super-G race in the sixth place. Many of the comments pointed to Lindsey’s criticism of US President, Donald Trump.
Before the Olympics, Lindsey stated that she wouldn’t visit the White House if she gets an invitation. “I want to represent our country well. I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.’’ She said in an interview with CNN.
Lindsey Vonn Facts
- She appeared in the 2010 Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit Edition which featured Olympians from the 2010 Winter Games. She was number 59 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list that year. She was featured in the SI Swimsuit Edition again in 2016 wearing only body paint.
- Lindsey is the single American woman that has ever win downhill gold at the Olympics and the only American woman with four World Cup overall titles.
- Besides skiing, she swings a mean golf club and a tennis racquet.