Lindsey Vonn adopted with Bronze


At the conclusion of her career, the American creates it at the world Ski Championships in Are, once again on the podium. In the last race of her successful career, only a Slovenian and a Swiss woman are faster.

In the end, there is still a medal: Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn (USA) finished her career with a somewhat surprising bronze medal. It was her eighth world Cup medal. The Olympic downhill champion in 2010, had defended as a third a significant residue of 0.49 seconds, Ilka Stuhec from Slovenia, the world championship title successfully. Third, Corinne Suter of Switzerland (+0.23 seconds). For Suter it was after the Bronze in the Super-G of the second medal.

“This is madness, a perfect end to my career. It was driven with heart. This is a big dream,” said Vonn in the ARD. Actually, they had, in the coming season up to the world Cup in Lake Louise, continue to say good-bye to your favorite downhill run. Her big goal was to break the record of the Swedish skiing legend Ingemar Stenmark, a total of 86 world Cup victories celebrated. But she failed, because Vonns body made a dash through the (record -). The many injuries she had suffered in the course of their career, took their toll.

Due farewell: Ingemar Stenmark handed Lindsey Vonn a bouquet of flowers

Stuhec had to pause in the last Olympic season because of a cruciate ligament tear, is the first Abfahrerin since the Swiss Maria Walliser their world Cup title successfully defended (1987 and 1989). Vonn finished Championships of her career as the only Alpine skier with medals at six world – and how the legendary Christl Cranz, and Annemarie Moser-Pröll (Austria), with five medals in the downhill.

Castle vines only Eleventh

The hopes of the German start-up has not been fulfilled interior: Viktoria rebensburg (+0,82), a world Cup debutante Michaela Little and medal contender Kira Weidle (+0,94) occupied on the because of strong wind by a quarter to 1670 m shorter route to the places 11, 12 and 13. Meike Pfister was 23.

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    The Most Successful Skier

    As you know Lindsey Vonn: cool style for sure, out it’s clean. In her long career, Vonn has won four Alpine world Cup overall, won 16 Times in the world Cup in individual disciplines, of which the departure was their parade discipline (eight overall world Cup victories). With a total of 82 world Cup Victories, the 34-year-old American is far ahead of all other women’s Ski. Now is the end.

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    Of Minnesota in the world

    In 2001, the 17-Year-old Lindsey Kildow in St. Paul in the U.S. state of Minnesota smiles in the cameras. No one suspects what a fabulous career ahead of her. Review: in 1999, the 15-Year-old at the U.S. downhill Championships, Second in 2000 she made her debut in the Slalom from Aspen in the world Cup. It follows their Olympic Premiere in 2002 in Salt Lake City. Medals does not have the Play in their own country.

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    First World Cup Podium

    The arms: In one of the most challenging Tofane downhill in Cortina d’ampezzo grid Kildow in January 2004, for the first Time in their career, at a world Cup race on the podium. Behind the Frenchwoman Carole Montillet and Austrian Renate Goetschi it occupies the third rank. At this point the departure is clear: victory for Kildow’s only a matter of time.

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    First World Cup Victories

    This follows after two medals at the Junior world Championships in 2004 and in December to Canada’s Lake Louise. Kildow won the downhill in front of Carole Montillet and Hilde Gerg from Germany. A year later, your luck is in the same place again the downhill victory. Kildow loves the big stage and gives the world with a kiss towards the camera, as here, after the victory in the Super-G in St. Moritz in 2004.

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    Burst Dream

    In Turin, the American is aiming for her first Olympic medal, but the dream bursts before the competitions. In the Training on the Banchetta Piste Kildow hard crashes and has to be brought by helicopter to the hospital. In subsequent competitions, it is sufficient for the stricken pilot, “only” seventh in Super-G and sixth in the downhill.

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    Fortunately, but for a very mundane reason: In September 2007, Lindsey Kildow, and the skier Thomas Vonn in the vicinity of Park City. Under the name, you begin from your man, you should just stay until 2011, married, Part of the superlatives in the career of Lindsey Vonn.

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    Double Gold

    After her first world Cup victory in the Slalom at the start of the 2008/09 season Vonn triumphs in the subsequent world Ski Championships in Val d’Isere, finally: Two gold medals can think of to go to the Ski ACE from the United States-as you are called to the disciplines in which Vonn their biggest successes, celebrating, downhill and Super-G. it is quite arrived at the top.

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    Olympic Coronation

    Gold medal and Lindsey Vonn fit together – that is confirmed, then finally the Olympic Games In Vancouver, Canada, the American is not to beat in the downhill and won Gold in front of team mate Julia Mancuso. The Bronze-medal in the Super-G completes Vonns personal Olympic star hour at your third participation with dignity.

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    Any Amount Of Crystal Balls

    The season of 2009/10 finished with Vonn for the third Time in a row, with the overall world Cup victory. In addition, it celebrates the end of the season in Garmisch with her two Olympic medals, third overall world Cup victory in a row in the descent, the second of the overall world Cup victory in a row in the Super-G and the first overall world Cup success in the Super combined. Four world cups in a season, no one managed to in front of her.

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    Giants Duel

    2010/2011 Vonn gets in their parade disciplines of powerful competitors: The German Maria Riesch this season, on par with Vonn. It’s a great sports rivalry, and a friendship develop at the same time. In Lake Louise must Vonn, Riesch in the downhill after a five-win years in a row is equal to twice the precedence – as at the end of the season in the overall world Cup.

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    Successes and problems

    In the same year, Vonn in Sölden wins her first giant slalom and is now part of the elite circle of those who brought in all competitions (Slalom, giant slalom, combined, Super-G and downhill) victories. But with all the sporting success, at the world Championships 2011 in Garmisch she wins silver in the Super-G, she’s not always good. In 2011, Vonn in People Magazine declares, to suffer from depression.

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    Relationship with Tiger Woods

    2011 is also the year, by Vonn and her husband Thomas separated.Thomas also leaves the maintainer-Team, 2013 following the divorce. Now there is another Super Star of the sport at Vonns side: Together with Golf Superstar Tiger Woods Vonn from 2013 to 2015, is the biggest sports dream couple of all time – the US press writes and prints during this short period of time to the mind.

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    After the relationship with Woods, Vonn comes back and finds old strength: In January 2015, the American in Cortina d’ampezzo wins in the downhill and the next day in the Super-G, actually, nothing out of the ordinary. However, the success in the Super-G is synonymous with your 63. World Cup Victory. Lindsey Vonn’s world Cup Wins, the most successful Ski racer of the history.

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    Superstar – on and off-Piste

    As an Athlete, Vonn no one has to prove anything – she is an absolute Superstar. In addition to the slope of the Short-to-many relationship with Woods, Vonn is catapulted yet again into higher spheres – the highest ever. On the Red carpets of the world, such as here at the Emmy ceremonies in 2016, moves Vonn as well in your “natural habitat”, such as on the Ski slopes of the Alpine world Cup.

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    Olympia-farewell & fall at the last world Cup

    In its fifth Olympic Games in Pyeongchang again precious metal Bronze in the downhill is a nice way to end. 2018/19 Vonn is in its last season. Via Facebook, the American, announced her end of career – the final point is the world Cup in Are, where she crashes in Super-G, downhill – the last race – but radiant with best time to the target grid and third parties.

    Author: David Vorholt

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