Words from a recent Lindsey Vonn interview in Shape Magazine has everyone speculating, “Is Lindsey Vonn retiring from ski racing?” At age 29, the Vail Colorado ski racer and super model missed this winter’s Sochi Olympics due to knee injury and necessary surgery. The next Winter Olympics are in South Korea 2018, hard to say whether the Olympic ski racing champion Lindsey Vonn can resume racing and get back to the top of her game as the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea loom so far in the future. She told ESPN in late March that she planned to go for more Olympic medals depending on how her body heals. Only time and her training will tell if she can have another comeback, the stars did not align this season for a ski comeback despite Vonn’s valiant efforts.
Last season, Lindsey Vonn won her 59th World Cup and captured her 6th Downhill Title, making her the most decorated female ski racer in US history, impressive considering her season ending injury (we have all seen the clip from Austria and heard her scream) from February 2013. In November 2013, Lindsey crashed again in Copper Colorado and re-damaged her knee, she was forced to pull herself off the US Olympic Ski Team going to the Sochi Games when she couldn’t compete in December’s Downhill at Lake Louise.
Her new passion is reportedly Fly fishing in Colorado, and she is still dating Tiger Woods. She also adopted a shelter dog Leo as a companion during her rehab and frequently post on facebook about her new four legged best friend and her exercise regimen. Regardless of her ski racing career status, Lindsey Vonn has gained super star status, appearing on NBC, in fashion magazines, accepting invites to the White House and enjoying front row seats and back stage passes at pro sports events and concerts. Lindsey has certainly brought glamour and sexy back to ski racing.