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ABOUT THE BOOK
With 51 World Cup medals and two Olympic medals in Alpine Skiing, Lindsey Vonn has achieved more than most young women in their mid-twenties have. As a skier on the United States Ski Team, she is one of only five women who have medaled in all the disciplines of Alpine Skiing including Downhill, Super G, Giant slalom, Slalom, and Super combined.
In 2008, 2009, and 2010, Lindsey won three consecutive World Cup and Downhill Skiing Championship titles and became the third woman to achieve this and the first American woman ever. She was also the first American woman to earn three consecutive World Cup medals in the Super G.
Lindsey states that her grit and determination have aided her quest in becoming the best skier she can be. "If you work hard, it will pay off in the end", Lindsey said. "When you fall down, just get up again. If you fall, get up stronger, hungrier, more ambitious. Setbacks help you to concentrate. When successes fall into your lap, you lose sight of your goals", she added.
As of February 4, 2012, Lindsey won her 50th World Cup medal, winning the Downhill race on the Kandahar Course in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. She won the race in 1 minute, 44.86 seconds. Very few skiers ever reach the 50-win mark. Only Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria, who has 62 wins, and Vreni Schneider of Switzerland, who has 55 wins, are ahead of her.
Lindsay showed her appreciation for her win, when she remarked, "It's crazy. I am at a loss for words. I already cried with one of the TV crews and that is enough crying for the day. Fifty World Cup wins is a huge mark for me in my career and more than I even thought possible. I just wanted the 50th win."
MEET THE AUTHOR
Laura N. is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading!
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Because both her grandfather and father were competitive skiers, Lindsey began racing when she only seven years old, under the instruction of her coach Erich Sailer. She developed her own style quickly and was racing internationally by the time she was nine years old. At nine years old, Lindsey traveled with Sailer to Europe to train without the rest of her family. She soon won the North American Junior Championships and the World Junior Championships in Italy.
When Lindsey was 11 years old, her father Alan Kildow, whose career was ended due to a knee injury at 18 years old, decided to put his hopes and dreams in his daughter. He saw her going as far as the 2006 Olympics, so he made the executive decision to move the family to Vail, Colorado, where she could practice on the pristine snow slopes. Lindsey and her mother traveled ahead so she could begin training at Ski Club Vail, and they lived in a two-bedroom condo. Her father and siblings joined them during the next season. Lindsey said that she felt guilty that the entire family put their life on hold, just so she could become a better skier.
Her father's decision paid off when Lindsey was victorious in 1999 at Italy's Trofeo Topolino, an event for 11 to 14 year old skiers. She was the first U.S. female to acquire the title, and she also earned three Junior World Championships medals and two additional U.S. medals as teenager. In her first year of higher competition, 15-year-old Lindsey finished in the top three at several NorAm events. Her success at an early age allowed her name to be written into the Golden Book of Champions with other female athletes, who had won the Overall World Cup title later in their careers.
Biography of Lindsey Vonn
+ Early Skiing Experiences
+ Famous Friends
+ Competitions and Medals
+ ...and much more
- ISBN: 9781614647249 |
- Hardcover: 25 pages |
- Publisher: Hyperink |
- Publication date: Mar 14, 2012 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook