Lindsey Vonn

Alpine Skier
Born Oct 18, 1984

Lindsey Caroline Vonn is a female American alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team. She has won four overall World Cup championships – one of only two female skiers to have done so, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll – with three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010, plus another in 2012. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lindsey Vonn.


1984 Birth Born on October 18, 1984.


2000 15 Years Old After climbing through the ranks of the U.S. Ski Team, she made her World Cup debut at age 16 on November 18, 2000, in Park City, Utah.
2002 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In her Olympic debut at the 2002 Winter Olympics at age 17, Vonn raced in both slalom and combined in Salt Lake City, with her best result coming with sixth in combined.
2003 18 Years Old On March 4, 2003, she earned a silver medal in downhill in the Junior World Championship at Puy Saint-Vincent, France. … Read More
2004 19 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 24, 2004, Vonn was the downhill silver medalist at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Mt. … Read More


2005 - 2008 6 More Events
…  With her Olympic gold and bronze medals, two World Championship gold medals in 2009 (plus three silver medals in 2007 and 2011), and four overall World Cup titles, Vonn has become the most successful American ski racer in history. … Read More
Despite skiing with her arm in a brace due to the injury, Vonn won three straight races (two downhills and a super-G) in Haus im Ennstal, Austria from January 8–10, 2010. … Read More
After three consecutive overall World Cups, in 2011 Vonn faced more serious competition – from her best friend among the World Cup skiers, Maria Riesch of Germany. … Read More
With further victories in January 2012, she overtook Renate Götschl to become the third most successful female World Cup racer in terms of victories.
At the first race of the 2013 World Championships in Schladming, Austria, Vonn crashed in the super-G and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. … Read More
Vonn was a correspondent for NBC News covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. … Read More


2015 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Vonn is one of six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing – downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined – and has won 64 World Cup races in her career through January 2015.
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