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Maria Riesch wins World Cup overall crown

Maria Riesch wins World Cup overall crown

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 19 (UPI) -- Maria Riesch of Germany was declared the winner of the women's overall Alpine World Cup points race Saturday when the last race of the season was canceled.
Americans shine at women's downhill finals

Americans shine at women's downhill finals

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 16 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States took the lead in the women's downhill standings Wednesday with a fourth place at the Alpine World Cup Finals in Switzerland.
Austria 1-2 in women's slalom; Vonn gains

Austria 1-2 in women's slalom; Vonn gains

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic, March 12 (UPI) -- Austria's Marlies Schild won Saturday's women's World Cup slalom in the Czech Republic, and Lindsey Vonn narrowed the gap in the overall standings.

Americans take top two spots in super-G

TARVISIO, Italy, March 6 (UPI) -- The United States nearly swept Sunday's women's World Cup super-G race in Italy with Lindsey Vonn clinching the season title in the event.
Vonn is women's downhill champ yet again

Vonn is women's downhill champ yet again

TARVISIO, Italy, March 5 (UPI) -- American Lindsey Vonn clinched her fourth consecutive women's downhill title Saturday with a second-place finish in the World Cup race at Tarvisio, Italy.
Vonn wins World Cup super-combined title

Vonn wins World Cup super-combined title

TARVISIO, Italy, March 4 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States clinched the World Cup women's super-combined title Friday by taking second in the season finale at Tarvisio, Italy.
Riesch edges Vonn in World Cup super-G

Riesch edges Vonn in World Cup super-G

ARE, Sweden, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Germany's Maria Riesch won the narrowest of victories over Lindsey Vonn of the United States Sunday in the women's World Cup super-G in Sweden.

Lindsey Vonn wins women's downhill in Are

ARE, Sweden, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- American Lindsey Vonn scored a big win in her World Cup campaign Saturday with a victory in the women's downhill at Are, Sweden.
Maria Riesch extends World Cup lead

Maria Riesch extends World Cup lead

ARE, Sweden, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Maria Riesch of Germany was the only skier to break the 2-minute mark Friday and came away with a victory in the World Cup women's super-combined in Sweden.
Lindsey Vonn pulls out of ski Worlds

Lindsey Vonn pulls out of ski Worlds

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- American skier Lindsey Vonn said she would skip the rest of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Germany and focus on the rest of the World Cup tour.

Goergl wins women's Worlds downhill

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Austria's Elisabeth Goergl won her second gold medal of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Sunday with a victory in the prestigious women's downhill.
Austria's Fenninger wins super-combined

Austria's Fenninger wins super-combined

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Austria's Anna Fenninger captured the gold medal in the women's super-combined on a soft track at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Germany.

Junior champ turns in top downhill run

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Norwegian from the juniors ranks turned in the fastest run in Thursday's World Cup women's downhill training while two veterans focused on medical concerns.
Austrian Goergl wins Worlds super G

Austrian Goergl wins Worlds super G

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Austria's Elisabeth Goergl opened this week's world Alpine skiing championships Tuesday by winning a squeaker in the women's super G event.
Nadal, Vonn win Laureus awards

Nadal, Vonn win Laureus awards

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn and Spain's World Cup team were honored Monday at the Laureus World Sports Award Ceremony in Dubai.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Lindsey Vonn."
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