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Overview (4)

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameLindsey Caroline Kildow
Nicknames Don Don
Linds
Kildon
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lindsey Vonn (née Kildow) is now mostly known by her married name (her husband is the skier Thomas Vonn).

She began to ski at the tender age of 2 in her natal area Twin City (Minnesota) and was later enrolled into the famous development program at Buck Hill.

In her Olympic debut at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Lindsey came sixth in both slalom and combined at Salt Lake City and the next year she won a silver medal in downhill in the Junior World Championship at Puy St. Vincent, France.

In December 2004 she earned her first World Cup medal (bronze) for the downhill in Lake Louise, Alberta. Canada.

Despite injuries, Lindsey earned her first "big race" medals with silver in both the downhill and super G at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 held in Sweden.

After a recovering 2007 season through February 9, 2008, she had already won five World Cup races during the season and became World Cup discipline leader in both downhill and combined.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mae R..

Family (1)

Spouse Thomas Stephen Vonn (29 September 2007 - 9 January 2013)  (divorced)

Trivia (21)

Graduated from the University of Missouri High School, an on-line kindergarten through 12th grade school administered by University of Missouri's Center for Distance and Independent Study.
Parents are Alan and Laura Kildow. Her father was a junior national skiing champion.
Started skiing at the age of three near her Minneapolis home. When she was 12, her family moved to Vail, Colorado for her training. Won her first international championship at 15 and competed in her first Olympics at 17.
Ex-girlfriend of Tiger Woods.
Her 43 World Cup Downhill victories are the most by any gender in the discipline. In 2016, she surpassed Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll's record of 36, which had stood for almost 37 years.
Ranked #59 on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2010.
One of six women (along with Petra Kronberger, Pernilla Wiberg, Janica Kostelic, Anja Pärson, and Tina Maze) to have won a World Cup race in all five disciplines of alpine skiing: Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Combined.
Won a Gold medal in the Women's Alpine Skiing Downhill, and a Bronze in Super G, at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She is the first American woman to win a Gold medal in the Downhill.
Won four World Cup Overall Season Championships: 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012. She has another 16 World Cup Season Championships in various disciplines, including eight in Downhill (2008-2013, 2015, 2016), five in Super-G (2009-2012, 2015), and three in Combined (2010-2012).
Won two Gold medals in the Women's Alpine Skiing Downhill and Super-G at the 2009 World Championships in Val-d'Isère, France. Additionally, she has won two Silver and a Bronze medal in Downhill (2007, 2011, 2017) and a Silver and a Bronze medal in Super-G (2007, 2015).
A 4-time Olympian for the United States Alpine Skiing team (2002, 2006, 2010, 2018).
Her 8 World Cup Season Championships in Downhill ties Swede Ingemar Stenmark's record for most championships in one discipline (although his are in the Slalom).
Her 137 World Cup podium finishes are the most by a women. In 2015, she surpassed Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll's women's record of 113.
Her 5 World Cup Season Championships in Super-G ties German Katja Seizinger, Austrian Hermann Maier, and Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal's record for the most championships in that discipline.
Her 28 World Cup Super-G victories are the most by any gender in the discipline. In 2016, she surpassed Austrian Hermann Maier's record of 24, which had stood since 2009.
Sister of Karin Kildow, Lauren Kildow, Dylan Kildow and Reed Kildow.
Won a Bronze medal in the Women's Alpine Skiing Downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
The 82 World Cup victories she earned are the most ever won by a female skier as of 2019.
In a romantic relationship with Canadian actor P.K. Subban [2019].
On August 23, 2019. Vonn announced her engagement to Canadian professional hockey player P.K. Subban.
In December 2020, they broke off the engagement.

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