Lindsey Vonn

US ski champ Vonn in drug test ambush

Lindsey-VonnWashington, June 6 : US women's ski champ Lindsey Vonn was ambushed at a swanky New York fashion event this week by Olympic officials who administered a surprise doping test on the spot prior to next year's Sochi games.

"Here Lindsey is in this custom-made gown, feeling like Cinderella, and she has to get up and do a drug test," the New York Post said Wednesday, quoting an unnamed source present at the incident Monday during the Council of Fashion Designers of America event at the Lincoln Center.

Tiger Wood’s injured `girlfriend` Lindsey Vonn on road to recovery after surgery

Lindsey-VonnNew York, Feb 23 : Tiger Wood's alleged girlfriend skiing ace Lindsey Vonn, who injured herself during the Alpine World Championships in Schladming this month, has said that her right knee is healing quickly.

The four-time overall World Cup champion was unhappy about how her season-ending injury - two shredded ligaments and a broken bone - at the world championships.

She told the New York Daily News that organizers should have postponed the super-G race on February 5 because of deteriorating course conditions.

World and Olympic ski champion Lindsay Vonn’s knee surgery a success

lindsey-vonnLondon, Feb 12 : Lindsay Vonn, a two-time world champion and an Olympic gold medallist in Alpine Ski, has had a successful knee surgery after suffering a horrific crash at the Alpine Ski World Championship in Austria last Sunday.

Vonn, 28, tore her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments at Schladming, Austria last week. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital and later flew back to Colorado in a private jet rumored to be that of boyfriend and golf superstar Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods’ `skiing ace girlfriend` injured during world championships

Lindsey-VonnNew York, Feb 6 : Lindsey Vonn, who is rumoured to be dating legendary golfer Tiger Woods, wrecked her knee in a gruesome crash while racing in world championships in Austria on Tuesday.

According to US Ski Team medical director Kyle Wilkens, the 28-year-old sportsperson tore both the ACL and MCL in her right knee and suffered a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau, the New York Daily News reported.

Her ski team has said that Vonn will be out for the remainder of this season but is expected to return to racing for the 2013-14 Audi FIS World Cup season and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Tiger Woods and I are just friends, says Lindsey Vonn

Tiger Woods and I are just friends, says Lindsey Vonn Washington, Jan 26 : As rumours swirl that the Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is in a serious relationship with the divorced golf pro Tiger Woods, both sports stars are staying tight-lipped on the subject and refusing to discuss any personal matters whatsoever.

But back in December, when it was first speculated that the two were an item, Vonn was a little more open about the nature of her relationship with Woods, Us magazine reported.

Vonn clinches World Cup title with downhill triumph

Are, Sweden  - Lindsey Vonn of the United States clinched a second straight overall World Cup title in alpine skiing in style on Wednesday by winning a downhill ahead of German title rival Maria Riesch.

Vonn, 24, clocked 1 minute 42.49 seconds on the 2,638-metres Olympia course at the World Cup finals.

Riesch had 1:42.89 and Austrian veteran Renate Goetschl was third on the podium in 1:43.75 minutes.

Vonn has 1,688 points and, with a victory worth 100 points, can not be caught by Riesch (1,299) in the final three season races. She also dominated the downhill World Cup with a final tally of 502 points from Austrian Andrea Fischbacher (326).

Vonn wins super-g to stay on World Cup title course

Lindsey VonnBansko, Bulgaria  - Lindsey Vonn of the United States moved closer to winning the overall alpine ski women's World Cup title with a third successive super-g victory Sunday.

The 24-year-old title-holder clocked 1 minute 14.49 seconds at the Bulgarian resort of Bansko, 0.58 seconds ahead of Fabienne Suter of Switzerland and 0.91 seconds up on Tina Maze of Slovenia.

Suter moves ahead in the super-g standings with one race remaining, 15 points ahead of Vonn, while previous leader Nadia Fanchina of Italy slipped to third after finishing seventh.

Fischbacher wins race, Vonn wins discipline's crystal globe

Lindsey-VonnBansko, Bulgaria - World champion Lindsey Vonn on Saturday won the crystal globe in the downhill discipline after finishing 12 in the World Cup event in Bansko in Bulgaria.

Andrea Fischbacher won her first-ever World Cup downhill race, finally putting an end to a near 12-year wait for Austria to win a women's World Cup downhill race.

Fischbacher, who is related to Austrian ski legend Hermann Maier, beat Slovenian Tina Maze and Switzerland's Fabienne Suter into second and third place respectively.

Vonn triumphs in super-g to break US World Cup record

Lindsey VonnTarvisio, Italy  - Lindsey Vonn raced into the record books as the most successful female in US alpine ski history when she charged to victory in the World Cup super-g in Tarvisio on Sunday.

It was a 19th World Cup win for 24-year-old Vonn who had drawn level with the record held by Tamara McKinney earlier this month.

The victory moves Vonn, who won the super-g along with downhill at the world championships in Val d'Isere earlier this month, closer to defending her World Cup title.

Vonn doubles up with downhill triumph

Lindsey VonnVal d'Isere, France - Lindsey Vonn of the United States followed up a super-g gold by winning the women's downhill Monday at the alpine ski world championships.

Vonn, 24, responded to a scintillating run by Swiss teenager Lara Gut in Val d'Isere to knock more than half a second off Gut's time, with Italy's Nadia Fanchini third.

Overall World Cup leader Vonn posted 1 minute 30.31 seconds, 0.52 seconds ahead of Gut, with Fanchini, five-hundredths of a second further behind.

It was a second silver for 17-year-old Gut following a second place in the super-combined.

Lindsey Vonn lives up to top billing with super-g world title

Lindsey VonnVal d'Isere, France - World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn of the United States was the provisional winner on Tuesday in the world championship super-g ski race.

Vonn, 25, claimed her first career world title when she conquered the demanding Piste Rhones-Alpes in 1 minute 20.73 seconds. Vonn came second in the super-g and downhill at the 2007 worlds.

Marie Marchand-Arvier of France was ranked a surprise second in 1:21.07 minutes and Andrea Fischbacher of Austria was third in 1:21.13 minutes as all favourites in the
56-strong field had started.

Vonn triumphs in super-g to extend World Cup lead

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany  - Lindsey Vonn of the United States claimed her fourth World Cup victory of the season with a commanding super-g performance in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday.

It was a second successive win for the reigning World Cup champion and the 19th of her career following a slalom victory on Friday.

Sweden's Anja Paerson also underlined her ascendant form by finishing second, with fellow Swede Jessica Lindell-Vikarby third.

Vonn posted 1 minute 22.16 seconds on the newly-designed Kandahar course, 0.39 seconds up on Paerson, with Lindell-Vikarby, winner of the previous super-g in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, 0.72 seconds back.

Vonn beats Riesch for slalom win as Austrians falter

Lindsey VonnGarmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - Lindsey Vonn of the United States ended Maria Riesch's World Cup slalom winning streak Friday, beating her German friend into second place on a day Austria met disaster.

The World Cup leader Vonn won from third place after the first run in a combined total of 1 minute 47.17 seconds for her fourth season victory and 17th overall.

Riesch, who had won the previous four slaloms but then failed to finish in three of the last four races overall, fought from sixth to second place in 1:48.07 in front of a delighted home crowd.

Vonn clinches World Cup super-combined win

Lindsey VonnZauchensee, Austria - Lindsey Vonn of the United States captured her third alpine ski World Cup win of the season with victory in the women's super-combined in Zauchensee, Austria on Saturday.

Vonn, lying fourth after the downhill run, put in the third fastest slalom time for an overall 2 minutes 40.53 seconds.

Austria's Kathrin Zettel was second, 0.30 seconds behind, with Sweden's Anja Paerson third, at 0.66 seconds.

Germany's Maria Riesch, winner of the last four slalom races, was well placed in third position after the downhill but caught a gate on the second leg to go out.

Vonn captures maiden World Cup slalom

Lindsey VonnLevi, Finland - Lindsey Vonn of the United States clinched her maiden World Cup slalom in the first women's slalom of the alpine ski World Cup season in the Finnish resort of Levi on Saturday.

Vonn, last season's overall winner and downhill champion, almost crashed out on the second leg but recovered to finish 0.40 seconds ahead of Maria Pietilae-Holmer of Sweden.

It was the 14th World Cup win for 24-year-old Vonn but the first in the slalom discipline for the downhill specialist.

Last season's slalom champion Maria Riesch of Germany edged Austria's Nicole Hosp for third place.

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