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U.S. women shine in Moscow ski race

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Julia Mancuso of the United States and Alex Pinterault of France were the winners of Tuesday night's unique City Event ski race in downtown Moscow.
Lindsey Vonn, U.S. shine at Sochi downhill

Lindsey Vonn, U.S. shine at Sochi downhill

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States clinched the women's World Cup downhill title Saturday with a third place on the Olympic course in Sochi, Russia.

Austria's Schild wins windy women's slalom

SOLDEU, Andorra, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Austria took first and third place in the women's World Cup slalom Saturday on the wind-blown slopes of Soldeu.
Lindsey Vonn posts landmark downhill win

Lindsey Vonn posts landmark downhill win

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- American Lindsey Vonn nearly wiped out Saturday but held on to win the World Cup women's downhill in Germany over Nadja Kamer of Switzerland.

Hoefl-Riesch wins tight super-combined

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany scored a narrow win over Lindsey Vonn in Sunday's World Cup super-combined at St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Vonn breezes in World Cup downhill win

Vonn breezes in World Cup downhill win

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States cruised to victory Saturday in the World Cup women's downhill at St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Lindsey Vonn wins World Cup super-combined

Lindsey Vonn wins World Cup super-combined

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- American Lindsey Vonn used a strong first run to win Friday's women's World Cup super-combined in Switzerland over Tina Maze of Slovenia.

U.S. ends Cortina meet with Vonn victory

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn won Sunday's women's World Cup super G in Italy by a wide margin over Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch.

Schild picks up 32nd slalom victory

ZAGREB, Croatia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Austrian skier Marlies Schild won her fifth World Cup slalom race of the season in Croatia Monday with a 1.4-second margin of victory.
Schild collects another slalom title

Schild collects another slalom title

LIENZ, Austria, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Austrian skier Marlies Schild notched her fourth slalom victory of the season, taking Thursday's race in her home country by nearly a full second.

Vonn completes World Cup hat trick

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- American Lindsey Vonn took the super-G event Sunday, completing a three-race sweep at the Alpine World Cup women's downhill in Canada.

Vonn breezes in Canada women's downhill

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States was the winner by a wide margin at Saturday's Alpine World Cup women's downhill in Lake Louise, Canada.

Lindsey Vonn a late invite to school dance

VAIL, Colo., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Colorado teenager said he had an obvious reason for his surprise offer to escort champion skier Lindsey Vonn to his homecoming dance -- "She's awesome!"
Lindsey Vonn gets first GS victory

Lindsey Vonn gets first GS victory

SOELDEN, Austria, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States finally won a giant slalom in Saturday's Audi IS Alpine World Cup season opener in Austria.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.
By United Press International
Page 5 of 11
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USA's Lindsey Vonn celebrates as she wins the gold medal during the Women's Downhill during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at Whistler Creekside in Whistler, Canada on February 17, 2010. Vonn won with a time of 1:44.19. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Lindsey Caroline Vonn (née Kildow, born October 18, 1984) is an American alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team. She has won three consecutive overall World Cup and downhill championships (2008, 2009, 2010), the first American woman and third woman ever to accomplish this. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman. Vonn also won three consecutive World Cup season titles in Super G (the first American woman to do so), and two consecutive titles in the combined.

As of March 2011, she has 41 World Cup wins in four disciplines (downhill, Super G, slalom, and super combined). With her Olympic gold and bronze medals, two World Championship gold medals in 2009 (plus three silver medals in 2007 / 2011), and three overall World Cup titles, Vonn has become the most successful American skier in ski racing history.

Vonn received the Laureus World Sports Awards Sportswoman of the Year for 2010. She was also honored again as the USOC's sportswoman of the year for 2010.

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