Born name Lindsey Caroline Vonn is better known Lindsey Vonn, an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team. She has won 4 World Cup overall championships, three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010, and also in 2012. She won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She has also won a record 8 World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline (2008-2013, 2014, 2016), 5 titles in Super-G (2009-2012, 2015). In 2016, Vonn won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title.
Early Life & Education Of Lindsey Vonn
An American World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team Lindsey Vonn has won 4 World Cup overall championships and is the only American woman to win a gold medal in the downhill at the Olympics.
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The 32-years-old Lindsey belongs to English, Irish, Norwegian, and German ethnicity, and holds American nationality. She grew up in Burnsville, and Minnesota to her parents, Linda Anne and Alan Lee-Kildow. She attended the University of Missouri High School, an online program via the university’s Center for Independent and Distance Study.
Lindsey Vonn Career
Vonn started to ski at the tender age of two, before moving into Burnsville’s Buck Hill. She started racing at the age of 7, and after two years, she moved on to international competitions.
After rising through the ranks of the U.S. Ski Team, Vonn made her World Cup debut at the age of sixteen on November 18, 2000, in Park City, Utah. At the age of 17, she debuted at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where she raced in both combined and slalom in Salt Lake City.
On March 4, 2003, Vonn won a silver medal in downhill in the Junior Championship at Puy-Saint-Vincent, France.
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Lindsey has also won a record 8 World Cup season titles in the downhill event (2008 to 2013, 2015, 2016), five titles in super-G (2009 to 2012, 2015), and three consecutive titles. In 2016, he won her twentieth World Cup crystal globe title, an all-time record-breaking among men or ladies, passing Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden, who won nineteen globes from 1975 to 1984.
Lindsey is one of 6 women to have won World Cup races in each of the five disciplines of snow alpine skiing – downhill, super-G, slalom, monster slalom, and super combined – and has won 77 World Cup races in her profession through February 6, 2016. Her 77 World Cup triumphs are an all-time ladies' record, passing Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria who had held the record since the 1970s.
Lindsey's Olympic gold and bronze medals, 2 World Championship gold medals in 2009 (in addition to 3 silver medals in 2007 and 2011), and four overall World Cup titles, has made her the best American ski racer ever.
In 2010, Vonn got the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award and was the United States Olympic Committee's Sportswoman of the year.
Several injuries have made Vonn miss parts of a few seasons, such as almost all of the 2014 season and the majority of the 2013 season. She worked as a reporter for NBC News covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
On January 15, 2017, Lindsey came back to the World Cup in the downhill race at Altenmarkt, where she finished 13th positioned.
On January 20, Lindsey in her second race back from injury won the downhill event in Germany, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, capturing her 77th win.
Vonn featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition which presented Olympians from the 2010 Winter Games. She was photographed nude with body paint. She stood 59th on Maxim’s Hot 100 list in the year 2010.
The beautiful ski racer Lindsey Vonn has a boyfriend. She is currently dating Kenan Smith a Los Angeles Rams assistant wide receivers coach. They made their relationship official when Vonn posted a picture with Smith in her Instagram on 24 November 2016. The couple still shares the same love when they first met and seem to be having the time of their lives.
Vonn was married once married to 2002 Olympian and former U.S. Ski Team athlete Thomas Vonn on 29 September 2007, at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah. The ex-couple first met in Park City, Utah when she was 16, and Thomas was 25.
Lindsey’s dated Tiger Woods
After the divorce from her ex-husband, Lindsey Vonn was dating golfer Tiger Woods in 2012. But unfortunately, they separated in December 2015.
The star is currently in a relationship with P.K. Subban, a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.
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Lindsey Vonn Net Worth
The four-time winner of Worl Cup overall championship Lindsey has a projected net worth of $3 million. She earned the majority of her income through her ski racer.
Lindsey Vonn: Body Measurement
Height = 5 feet 10 inches
Weight = 159 lbs
Age = 34
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lindsey Vonn Affairs
First Affair with Tiger Woods
After her divorced from her ex-husband, Lindsey Vonn dated golfer Tiger Woods in 2012. But unfortunately, the ex-couple separated in December 2015.
Second Affair with Kenan Smith
The beautiful ski racer Lindsey Vonn has a boyfriend. She is currently in a romantic relation with Kenan Smith, a Los Angeles Rams assistant wide receivers coach. They made their relationship official when Vonn posted a picture with Smith in her Instagram on 24 November 2016. The couple still shares the same love when they first met and seem to be having the time of their lives.