Lindsey Vonn has marked the sport like probably no one else before her. As an American women, she fought her way up to the top and has dominated alpine skiing for years. She has not less than four Overall globes (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012) and 16 discipline Crystal globes (8x DH, 5x SG, 3x AC) under her belt, as well as three Olympic medals (including one win in Vancouver 2010 DH) and seven World Championship medals (including two wins in Val d’Isère 2009 DH & SG).
But the most impressive number in her palmarès is probably the 82 World Cup win that she has claimed over her 395 starts to-date, a number that places her in second best of all times, just behind Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark (86). Over the years, unfortunately, Lindsey Vonn also collected numerous injuries that delayed her progression and her chase of that record.
After she announced that 2018/19 will be her last season, the American super star got injured again and affirmed she couldn’t leave without skiing in Lake Louise one more time. In Cortina d’Ampezzo, she was very emotional and revealed that she suffered another nerve injury and that this might be her last race. At this point, it’s unknown how far she can and wants to push her physical limits to compete in further races, but it looks like we are assisting to the farewell Tour of the great Lindsey Vonn.
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