Lindsey Vonn is an American professional skier known for her big moves, giant turns, and giant leaps. She is a two-time Olympic gold medal winner and a four-time World Cup champion. She is best known for her trademark moves, such as the nose airplane and wide-epithelial flip. She is currently a member of the Powder Pros, a team that signed Vonn after the completion of her first season of snowboarding.
This is my favorite part of Lindsey Vonn’s career so far, aside from winning the U.S. Olympics. I’m not sure if I’m ever going to have enough time to type about all the amazing things she’s done in sports, but I will try. In 2021, she made the first of her three U.S. Olympic team appearances, skating for the U.S. at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Her performance earned her bronze, which was the first Olympic gold that female skaters had ever garnered. At the time, the silver medal was held by Canadian legend Lisa Kerber. After the Olympics, Vonn decided to pursue a coaching career, but she kept her eye on the Olympic gold.
Lindsey Vonn Personal Details
- Date Of Birth: 18 October 1984
- Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
- Birth Name: Lindsey Caroline Kildow
- Nicknames: Don Don, Linds, Kildon
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Occupation: Skier
- Nationality: American
- Race/Ethnicity: White (Norwegian)
- Religion: Unknown
Lindsey Vonn Body Statistics
- Weight in Pounds: 160 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 73 kg
- Height in Feet: 5′ 10″
- Height in Meters: 1.78 m
- Body Build/Type: Athletic
- Body Measurements: 34-26-35 in (86-66-89 cm)
- Bust Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
- Waist Size: 26 inches (66 cm)
- Hips Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
- Bra Size/Cup Size: 32B
- Feet/Shoe Size: 8.5 (US)
- Dress Size: 2 (US)
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Lindsey Vonn Family Details
- Father: Alan Kildow (Former Amateur Alpine Ski Racer)
- Mother: Linda Krohn
- Spouse/Husband: Thomas Vonn (m. 2007-2013)
- Children: No
- Siblings: Karin Kildow (Older Sister), Dylan Kildow (Younger Brother), Laura Kildow (Younger Sister), Reed Kildow (Younger Brother)
Lindsey Vonn Education
- University of Missouri High School
- University of Missouri
Lindsey Vonn Facts
- She was born on October 18, 1984, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- She started skiing at the age of 3 near her Minneapolis home.
- She met her hero and role model Olympic gold medalist ski racer Picabo Street at age 10.
- She competed in her first international competition at age fifteen.
- She was on the United States Ski Team, and she is one of only five women to win a World Cup race in all disciplines of alpine skiing.
- She was ranked #59 on Maxim’s “Hot 100” list in 2010.
Once she got back home to America, she began working towards building up her net worth. She bought properties in California, Utah, Wisconsin, Colorado, New Mexico, and New Zealand. It took her nearly five years to pay off her massive debt, but she never slowed down, even when times were tough financially. Instead of giving up, she continued to work, improving her net worth, buying more properties, and increasing her net worth even more. By the end of the year, she had enough of her own net worth to open her own practice.
At the start of the ten-year plan, Lindsey Vonn was ready for a crack at the Olympics. Unfortunately, she fell ill just before the slalom event was set to begin. When it was discovered that Vonn was actually still alive, she was allowed to compete as an individual instead of as a member of the team. Even though she hadn’t won a gold, her performance was enough to help the Americans earn a second and third place finish, which placed them in the lead for gold. After the competition was over, she came back to the track and showed off her ability once again.
When the season ended for the winter, it was time to get ready for the summer, and that’s when rumors started swirling. Some suggested that Lindsey Vonn was out of shape, while others reported that she was pregnant. Both of those are untrue, however, so it was time for Lindsey Vonn to address her issues. On the day of the Memorial Day Classic in Louisville, Kentucky, she announced that she would be attending the event as a fan and not as a competitor. The announcement seemed to set tongues wagging and rumors started swirling that Lindsey Vonn was going to retire from downhill racing.
It was then discovered that Lindsey Vonn was actually at a St. Paul club meeting where she met with Carol Duvall, who is a well-known coach. According to Kildow, she introduced Lindsey to Duvall and they immediately hit it off. In the fall, Kildow became the world cup champion for the men’s division, beating out defending world cup champion Mario Beena in the process. Now, she hopes to receive the women’s world cup championship belt, but for now, she has other plans.