All Things Lindsey Vonn: From new coach to old rival, World Cup overall titles to photo shoots

A photo of Lindsey in action from her web site.

UPDATE: Great story in the New York Times talks with Lindsey Vonn about her record-breaking 2011-2012 season as well as the personal challenges she faced as she navigated a divorce from husband Thomas Vonn that she described as a “mess.” Read more.

Hickok Award: Vonn was named the monthly winner of this prestigious award. Read more.

Lindsey Vonn is more than the best skier on the women’s World Cup circuit. (This column suggests she’s the best American skier EVER.) She’s a superstar, one of the most visible athletes in the world, with multiple endorsements and magazine cover stories just part of the proof.

Recognizing that, we’ve collected a variety of information about Lindsey all under one roof, you might say, to help current and future fans keep up with Lindsey during and after ski season. Use this as your digital launching pad to learn “All Things Lindsey Vonn.”

Lets start with some of the more “social” ways to catch up:

  • Official Lindsey Vonn Website: Get the latest on Lindsey’s schedule, as well as photos, video interviews and more.
  • Facebook: Here’s where you (and 416,000 other folks) can find the very latest from Lindsey, from great photos to race results.
  • Twitter: For the most part, these are the same posts as Facebook. But if you prefer Twitter, this is the place to be for Lindsey.
  • SI Swimsuit Edition: There’s a video featuring photos of Lindsey and her thoughts on appearing as a model in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, as well as her photos.
  • Italian Sports Week Magazine Photo shoot: This is the latest example of Lindsey as style icon in an impressive shoot from December, 2011.

It’s not all about photo shoots and social media. Lindsey is one of the world’s top competitors and her results reflect that. These are just samples:

  • Four Straight Wins: Coming out on top in one race is a challenge for any skier, but earlier this season Lindsey won an epic four straight races. Then she did some Tebowing to celebrate (but she’s not dating Tim Tebow).
  • 50 World Cups Wins: When Lindsey won a downhill during February (2012) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, it made her only the third woman to reach that plateau.
  • Super Combined Season Title: The 2011-2012 title came her way after some big wins and then a little weather.
  • Fourth Overall Season Title: A Giant Slalom victory on March 9, 2012 was doubly sweet because it meant Lindsey had clinched her fourth Overall season title, more than any American. Plus: she regained the crown from friend and rival Maria Hoefl-Riesch.
  • The Quest for 2,000: No woman World Cup skier has ever reached 2,000 points for a season. Lindsey still had a chance for the benchmark with a weekend to go.
  • 2,000 Denied: After pulling within 20 points of the landmark score, a freak accident at the starting gate may have deprived Lindsey of the milestone, even though she still set a season record.
  • Big Money: Not only did Lindsey Vonn score the most points on the women’s World Cup circuit, he made the most money.

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