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...

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...

C.J.: Has Lindsey’s romance with Tiger hit an icy patch?

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 12 2013 - 2:14 PM

Why couldn’t this gossip about Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods having heated Sochi-related arguments have started before the Katie Couric ­interview?In October, Vonn said, “We’ll...

C.J.: So Tiger’s a dork, but Vonn seems happy he’s her dork

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 6 2013 - 7:15 PM

Tiger Woods is “dorky,” Lindsey Vonn told Katie Couric.Couric had the Olympic gold medal skier on her show Tuesday to talk about several matters. Vonn expressed excitement about preparing...

Vonn: Woods helped me through injury

VIDEO Updated: Oct 29 2013 - 6:46 AM

C.J.: Lindsey Vonn trusts that this time Tiger Woods will master monogomy

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 12 2013 - 5:50 PM

Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn is obviously fearless.The willingness to hurtle down mountains at injurious speeds that can reach 80 mph in Alpine racing’s super-G may explain her having...

Lindsey Vonn back in Minnesota

VIDEO Updated: Oct 5 2013 - 6:58 AM

C.J.: Vonn's revelation about Woods' bathroom etiquette shows a certain sophistication

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 3 2013 - 8:14 AM

There’s a surprising element to Lindsey Vonn’s toilet seat down disclosure about Tiger Woods.Listen closely. Hear that? So far no rumbling that he’s flipped out about the revelation....

'Focused' on Olympics, Vonn eager and ready to get back on her skis

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 29 2013 - 12:11 AM

VAIL, COLO. – With only a few days to go before she gets back on her skis, Lindsey Vonn’s patience has run out.“I’ve had my boots laid out for weeks,’’ she said....

C.J.: Being with Tiger is worth being ignored, but it's an adjustment for Vonn

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 17 2013 - 8:21 PM

Lindsey Vonn is adjusting to the relative anonymity of being Tiger Woods’ woman.In a New York Times story Friday, writer Bill Pennington began the piece by mentioning how Vonn went...

The sports world's No. 1 power couple: Vonn and Woods

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 19 2013 - 12:12 AM

Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn and golf great Tiger Woods confirmed Monday in simultaneous Facebook announcements that they are dating, acknowledging a widely rumored relationship that makes them...

C.J.: Lindsey and Tiger get weekend "Privacy” sailing on his yachtly lair

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 13 2013 - 8:13 PM

Lindsey Vonn is still hanging with Tiger Woods.Those stories about Woods and ex-wife Elin Nordegren reuniting for the kids now seem inaccurate with the fresh photos on the Web of the Olympic ski...

Injured Lindsey Vonn hangs on to World Cup downhill title as fog denies Tina Maze a final race

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 13 2013 - 3:12 PM

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland - Lindsey Vonn had the weather on her side this time when it came down to deciding a World Cup title.Fog canceled racing on Wednesday, giving the injured Vonn a record...

Vonn: 'I will work as hard as humanly possible' to ski at '14 Olympics

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 6 2013 - 4:27 PM

Minnesota native and 2010 Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, recovering from serious a knee injury suffered in a harrowing fall at the world championships in Austria, said Wednesday that she will do...

After crash at ski worlds, Lindsey Vonn to head home and have surgery in Colorado next week

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 6 2013 - 3:42 AM

SCHLADMING, Austria - Lindsey Vonn will head home for surgery in Colorado next week after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in her lower leg in a crash at the world...

Vonn looks to new season with fewer bumps in her way

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 14 2012 - 11:16 PM

Lindsey Vonn is in a good place heading into the World Cup season -- a "really happy place" as she's fond of calling it.Just a year ago, the Burnsville native's personal life was turned...