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Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn
By Eurosport

30/10/2017 at 13:50Updated 31/10/2017 at 10:04

Lindsey Vonn is one of the most celebrated Winter Sports athletes on the planet, a two-time Olympic medallist who is gunning for more in PyeongChang.

  • Name - Lindsey Vonn
  • Date of Birth - 18/10/1984
  • Place of Birth - Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Sport/Discipline - Alpine Skiing
  • Honours - Olympics: Gold x1, Bronze; World Championships: Gold x2, Silver x3, Bronze x2

Vonn was forced to miss the 2014 Olympics in Sochi due to a badly timed knee injury, just one of the many fitness problems that she has suffered during her career, denying her the chance to build on her downhill gold and super-G bronze from Vancouver in 2010.

With seven medals in World Championships, four World Cup overall titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and 20 World Cup crystal globes in total, though, there is no denying that the United States star is one of the all-time greats. PyeongChang is a chance to embellish an Olympic record which does not reflect her true dominance.

Eurosport has been following Vonn's exploits through its Chasing History series, telling the story of Vonn's 2017 season and another serious injury: a severely broken right arm, sustained in a training crash in November. In her second race back after injury in January, she won the downhill title, her 77th World Cup win, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Vonn made her Olympic debut in Salt Lake City in 2002, coming sixth in the combined event. In Turin four years later, she crashed in training for the downhill and had to be airlifted to hospital, returning two days later to finish eighth.

In Vancouver, Vonn was recovering from yet another injury but triumphed in the downhill and claimed bronze in the super-G.

" I am going to mainly focus on the Olympics this season and of course, I'll try to win World Cups"
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