Birth Name: Lindsey C. Kildow Birth Place: St. Paul, MN
Known as one of the most successful female ski racers in American history, Lindsey Vonn is one of the few world-class, five-event ski racers. She is the only American woman to have won two World Cup overall titles, but she also has two downhill titles and a super G title. She's the only American woman to win at Italy's Trofeo Topolino (for skiers 11-14) and earn Junior Worlds medals and U.S. titles - all of it while a teenager. Six weeks after she turned 20, Vonn (then Kildow) produced her first World Cup victory. She has more World Cup wins than any American woman and has four World Championship medals, including two gold from 2009
2010 - A December giant slalom crash in Lienz, Austria left her with deep bruising on her left arm. She raced with a brace on the arm through the final World Cup races prior to the Olympics. 2009 – A November training crash almost forced Vonn to skip the Aspen Winternational with a knee injury. Instead, she finished fourth in both slalom and GS, her best ever finish in GS. In February, she severed a tendon in her right thumb on a broken champagne bottle and was forced to miss the Worlds GS. She had a specialty splint made and finished the season with podiums in seven of the 12 remaining races, including four wins. 2007 - A training crash before the SL at Worlds caused a Grade 1 ACL sprain, ending her season four weeks early. 2006 - Overcame horrendous Olympics DH training crash to compete, anyway; gritty performance earned her USOC Olympic Spirit Award. 2003 – Left hip strain in early season crash caused her to miss nearly four weeks of racing and a shot at the World Championships.