Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lindsey Vonn, SI Swimsuit 2010


American alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, 25, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, won gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in downhill to become the first American woman to win it. She has also won three consecutive overall World Cup championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010, to become the first American woman and second woman ever to accomplish such consecutive wins. Yet another win to Vonn’s credit is the World Cup discipline championships in downhill (back-to-back) and Super G, again, the first American woman to do so.

Lindsey Vonn has become the most successful American woman skier in history with her Olympic gold and bronze medals, 33 World Cup wins in four disciplines (downhill, Super G, slalom and super combined) and two World Championship gold medals (plus two World Championship silver medals).

Vonn was on skis at age 2 before moving into Erich Sailer's renowned development program at Buck Hill. Her father Alan Kildow ‘pushed’ her very hard in shaping her career as a ski racer, says Sailer. Lindsey Vonn resides in Vail, Colorado, but she also has residences in Germany and Atlanta.

Vonn appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition that featured Winter Olympians in 2010, and also made to # 59 on Maxim Magazine's 2010 Hot 100 list, ‘Girls of Maxim - The definitive list of the world's most beautiful women’.

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