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Lindsey Vonn Might Miss the Rest of the World Championships

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

The alpine skiing world championships have begun in Germany, but a notable name could be missing from the rest of the event. Lindsey Vonn injured her head in a fall while training in giant slalom last week, before finishing 7th in Super G.

Vonn is more than likely going to skip her next event and could skip the rest of them as well. She is ranked 2nd in the overall world cup standings, and would likely be a favorite in the rest of her races, as she won the only super-combined race held so far this year, and she of course is the Olympic gold medalist in the downhill.

Vonn’s husband has said the course is both “overdone and dangerous”

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Jacobellis, Vonn Nominees For Sportswoman Of The Year

August 6, 2009 Leave a comment

The two Lindseys were nominated for the 2009 Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year Award.

Jacobellis won her second Snowboardcross World Cup title in 2009, winning 5 of the 9 competitions. She also won her 5th Winter X Games gold medal last winter. She is the most successful Snowboardcross athlete in history.

Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman to win back to back overall World Cup titles. She also went back to back in the downhill. The Minnesota native has 22 career World Cup wins and like Jacobellis is the most successful American in her sport’s history. Vonn also swept gold in the downhill and Super-G events at the Alpine World Championships, which were held this year in France.

Each woman has to be considered the favorite for their respective gold medal, especially if Jacobellis avoids a fall like she had three years ago.

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