Only 125 days remain before the start of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, and if you’re a fan of nordic events, you’ll know the name Lindsey Vonn, Olympic gold medalist, four-time World Cup champion – and hugely admired in the skiing world. Why?
Vonn is one of only six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing: Downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined, and one of only two female skiers to win four World Cup overall championships (the other was Annemarie Moser-Pröll). She owns a record eight World Cup season titles in the downhill, five titles in super-G, and three consecutive titles in the combined. In 2016, she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title (an all-time record among men or women), and a earlier this year, she won her 77th World Cup victory.
Super hero in the skiing world? Oh yeah.
Vonn moved from Minnesota to Vail, Colorado as a teen permanently in the 90s, one reason why Colorado considers her one of its own. A few years ago, Vail Associates dressed her up as a Vail employee and she had a lot of fun with it, but how many people do you suppose recognized her? Check it out:
So what kind of dog does an uber athlete like Lindsey Vonn come home to? Check it out:
Vonn got “Lucy,” a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, in January 2016 during a trip to Europe. “I found a puppy!!!” she wrote on her Instagram page at the time. “So excited to welcome this sweetheart into my life! I got her in Italy …..” “Lucy” joined “Leo” and Bear,” Lindsey’s other dogs, to become “VonnDogs” (their Instagram account name).