Two time World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (USA) is the 2009 recipient of the "Skieur d'Or" award given annually by the International Association of Ski Journalists (AIJS).
By winning the award, Vonn became just the 10th women since 1963 to be elected by the AIJS member journalists. The Skieur d'Or award is also known as the Serge Lang Trophy named after long-time AIJS president and founder of the FIS World Cup.
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