20 Hot photos of Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn was born on October 18, 1984, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her name at birth was Lindsey Caroline Kildow (she married Thomas Vonn in 2007, and divorced him in 2013). By the time she was two years old, Lindsey Vonn was already on skis, and by age three she had conquered the local ski mountain, which was not big due to it being in Minnesota.
Lindsey Vonn was born into a skiing family, as both her grandfather and her father were competitive skiers. At a young age, Lindsey was enrolled in Erich Sailor's skiing program at Burnsville's Buck Hill in Minnesota. The program also produced Olympic skier Kristina Koznick.
At age 10, Lindsey Vonn met gold medal skier Picabo Street, who became Lindsey Vonn's idol and mentor. For a while, Lindsey Vonn commuted to Colorado to train as a skier, but eventually her family moved to Colorado in the 1990s.
As a teenager, Lindsey Vonn started winning ski races internationally, and she made her Olympic debut at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. In 2010, at the Winter Games in Vancouver, Lindsey Vonn became a star and a legend when she became the first American woman to win the gold medal in the downhill.
Since winning the gold medal in the downhill at Vancouver, Lindsey Vonn has become a celebrity in the world. Lindsey has made appearances on TV shows like "The Tonight Show", "Lettermen", and "Access Hollywood", and has also inked endorsement deals with companies and products like Red Bull, Rolex, Head, Oakley, and Under Armour.
In 2010, Lindsey Vonn appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, garnering even more fame and publicity as she appeared in photos and on the cover in a bikini. Lindsey was also rated at 59 on the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2010.
In March of 2013, Lindsey Vonn started dating Tiger Woods, and the two create a huge media sensation whenever they are together at golf matches or wherever. Lindsey Vonn will be competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as long as her surgically repaired knee holds out.
Hope you enjoy the slideshow of photos of super hot Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.