Lindsey Vonn is the all-time most successful female alpine skier and has recently announced her retirement from ski racing after the World Championship Downhill in Are, Sweden.
The US skier has raised the profile of alpine skiing and women’s sport to an incredible level during her career. Despite multiple injuries, the 34-year-old has won an impressive 82 World Cups, two World Championship gold medals and an Olympic gold too.
To celebrate her incredible career we have picked five top moments of Lindsey Vonn:
Her first World Cup Victory
The chain of World Cup wins started in 2004 in the Lake Louise Downhill. Vonn was 20 years old at the time and skied with her maiden name Lindsey Kildow. She beat France’s Carole Montillet-Carles by 0.19 seconds to claim her first ever World Cup victory. Little did we know she would go on to dominate the sport.