Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn is an American World Cup alpine ski racer who has won four overall World Cup championships – one of only two female skiers to do so.

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Born Lindsey Caroline Kildow. Daughter of Linda Anne and Alan Lee Kildow. She was raised in Burnsville.


Four overall World Cup championships - three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010, plus another in 2012. Won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman. Won six consecutive World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline (2008–2013), four consecutive titles in Super G (2009–2012) and three consecutive titles in the combined (2010–2012).

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Souhan: Vonn powers through powder

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 21 2015 - 10:21 AM

When Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn started dating, one of them was considered the greatest ever, someone whose power had transformed the competitive landscape of a sport.That’s still the...

All in the family: As Lindsey Vonn nears all-time wins record, relatives join her in Cortina

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 16 2015 - 5:57 AM

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Lindsey Vonn is starting to sense this could be a special weekend.So is her family.Five of Vonn's closest relatives are flying in to Italy in hopes of seeing Vonn...

C.J.: Lindsey Vonn shows sultry side – and grit – in magazine story

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 9 2014 - 6:15 AM

Can’t imagine Lindsey Vonn normally trains in heels that high. Or such heavy eye makeup.But the Olympic gold medal skier from Burnsville, whose 2013 knee injury will keep her away from...

Vonn's withdrawal leaves Olympic-sized void

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 8 2014 - 6:36 AM

Tony Olin wasn’t altogether surprised to hear that his former pupil, Lindsey Vonn, will not ski in the upcoming Winter Olympics. Olin, who coached the Burnsville native when she was a preteen...

Lindsey Vonn says she won't compete at Sochi

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 7 2014 - 1:19 PM

When Lindsey Vonn made a promotional visit to Afton Alps last fall, the Burnsville native was presented with a giant card signed by hundreds of people who had come to see her. The Olympic champion in...

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  • Vonn's gold rush

    Burnsville native Lindsey Vonn arrived at the Olympics with an injured shin and a powerful desire to win an Olympic medal. She accomplished her goal with a downhill race to remember.  Full storyFull story Updated Feb. 18, 2010

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