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Lindsey Vonn Visits Home

Posted on: February 5, 2010

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn, the first american woman to win back-to-back overall World Cup Championships, went back home to Vail, Colorado a few months ago.  Vonn was born in St Paul, Minnesota but her family moved to Colorado for a few years for her to train.  She grew up on the slopes in Vail and had a warm welcome when she returned.  As she walked into the resort plaza soon she had a crowd of people following her in admiration.  “When I was here as a little girl, it never took me that long to walk 50 yards” Vonn told Bill Pennington from the New York Times.  No other American alpine skier has ever in one single Olympics won more than two medals.  As Vonn was about to begin skiing, she said “I haven’t skied like this in a while- you know, like, alone”.  Lindsey has sacrificed many things in order to be as successful as she has been, but when asked about it Vonn said, “I haven’t gone through all I’ve been through to kick my life goal away.  Not now.”

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