Is Lindsey Vonn Retiring from Ski Racing?

Hailey Laue, Contributor

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Lindsey Vonn is on the United States Ski team. She at 34 has won four World Cup championships. Vonn is one of two females to get a championship, but she is the only American women to get a gold medal at the Olympics in ski racing. She has had many great achievements in her time as a ski racer. She started skiing when she was young. 

Most people believe that Vonn is a natural born athlete, which in her case she may be. Vonn started ski racing at the age of 7. Which lead her into her career of ski racing for the United states ski team. Throughout her life she has accomplished many great things. At the age of 14 she won, “Italy’s Trofeo Topolino” (https://www.biography.com/people/lindsey-vonn-21161465), which is a downhill ski race.  

As Vonn’s career progressed, she accomplished more things from 2008 until 2018. Many of her accomplishments include winning the World Cup championship and she also won more downhill racing competitions. She got the opportunity in 2010 to go the Winter Olympics and while she was there, she received a gold in the downhill. Vonn never made it to the 2014 Winter games due to her knee injury. She never let her injuries stop her though. After her injuries healed she got right back out on the slopes. Vonn made it to the 2018 Winter Olympics last year. There she earned a bronze metal.  

After a long career in ski racing Vonn announced that she will be retiring in February of 2019 after the World Championships.  

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