02.18.10  /  General

Lindsey Vonn Wins Gold

"It's everything I worked my whole life for," said Lindsey Vonn, after becoming the first American ever to win a gold medal in the women's downhill. 1:44.19. It's a time she'll remember forever, as she beat out fellow American downhiller Julia Mancuso by 0.56 seconds to grab gold.


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Lindsey wasn't sure she would even be able to compete after injuring her shin during a practice run earlier this month. But a little numbing cream, and a lot of Olympic adrenaline was enough to get her down the hill faster than anyone else in the world. Congratulations Lindsey! We couldn't be happier for you.

 
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Check out the interview we did with Lindsey before the games started. She told us then that she hoped to put skiing on the map here in the US. I think it's safe to say she's turned some heads. And keep watching, because Lindsey is competing in four more events. Now that the pressure of winning that first medal is out of the way, she could really do some damage!

 

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