Lindsey Vonn retired this past week, battered and bruised beyond repair, as the greatest American female skier in history with 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, and 7 World Championship medals.
Important to her winning has been her sheer will and determination – along the way she has had numerous injuries including a broken arm, fractured knee, broken ankle, torn ligaments, broken leg, a concussion, torn ACL, torn NCL and numerous surgeries. It’s instructive to know that a fall is often described as a “crash,” that’s how dangerous the sport is.
But she’s only 34! And with most of her life before her, Lindsey will now be able to devote time and energy to the foundation she set up in 2014. The purpose of her foundation is to provide young girls for generations to come the tools they need to discover “the grit within, pursue their passion, overcome obstacles, and reach their goals through scholarships, programs, and mentorship.”
The Code says, “I will give of my time, skills and money as I am able for the betterment of my community and world.” We look forward to the next chapter in this great champion’s life. What do you admire most about her?