Lindsey Vonn Breaks Skiing Record, Inspires Female Athletes Everywhere
After winning the Super-G in Italy, the alpine skiing pro now has 63 World Cup victories
Lindsey Vonn has a huge reason to celebrate: She just broke the record of World Cup wins. Her first place position today at the Super-G in Italy brought her to 63 victories-one-upping the previous record-holder Annemarie Moser-Proell, who set a record of 62 victories in the 1970s. (Vonn posted the champagne pic here on Instagram yesterday when she tied the record.)
The 30-year-old skier had to miss the 2014 Sochi Olympics after knee surgery following a 2013 crash. But the queen of comebacks has shown time and again that injuries won't get her down. We're already getting pumped to watch her kill it at the next winter games in 2018, which she plans to ski. (In August, she told us she's in the sport for another 4 years.)
Photo courtesy of Under Armour
To top off her excitement, Vonn's boyfriend, golfer Tiger Woods, surprised her at the race, wearing a ski mask to keep his attendance a surprise. We'll have to add this occasion to our list of 20 Iconic Sports Moments Featuring Female Athletes.