Chart: Timeline of Lindsey Vonn's career

  • Updated: January 7, 2014 - 10:23 PM

a. Lindsey Vonn won her first World Cup overall title in 2008. b. Airlifted after her February 2013 crash in Austria. Tore two knee ligaments. c. Winning downhill gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games. d. Reinjuring her knee in December at a World Cup event.

Lindsey Vonn career timeline

2002: As Lindsey Kildow, makes her first Olympic team and finishes sixth in combined at Salt Lake City Games.

2006: Races in three events at Turin Olympics, topped by a seventh-place finish in super-G.

2008: Wins her first World Cup downhill and overall titles.

2009: Earns two gold medals at the world championships, in the downhill and super-G, and repeats as World Cup overall and downhill champ.

2010: Earns her first Olympic medals, winning gold in downhill and bronze in super-G at Vancouver Games.

2012: Has a banner World Cup season, winning her fourth overall title and setting an American record with 12 victories as she also takes season titles in the downhill, super-G and super combined.

2013: Crashes in the super-G at the world championships in Schladming, Austria, in February, tearing two knee ligaments; reinjures the knee in November and again in December, derailing her plans to compete at the Sochi Olympics.


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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, United Statesí†Lindsey†Vonn is airlifted after crashing during the women's super-G course, at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria. Lindsey Vonn has won her sixth straight World Cup downhill title after thick fog forced the scheduled final race to be cancelled on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Five weeks after her season was ended by a serious knee injury, Vonn has retained her title by a single point from Tina Maze of Slovenia. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File) ORG XMIT: LON105

  • Lindsey Vonn gets to the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Val D'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Lindsey Vonn is confident that her latest knee trouble will not stop her from competing at the Sochi Games in February. With boyfriend Tiger Woods watching from the bottom of the slope, Vonn missed a gate in Saturday's World Cup downhill at Val d'Isere as her troublesome right knee buckled under her and gave way. The American was clearly distressed after skiing off course and looked close to tears. She didn't fall but grimaced as she pulled...

  • U.S. skiers Lindsey Vonn, left, winner of the 2007-08 overall World Cup title, and Ted Ligety, men's World Cup giant slalom champion, pose with their trophies in New York, Tuesday March 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) ORG XMIT: NY151

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