The Best Action Shots of Lindsey Vonn
Laura Lee - December 11, 2020

The True Meaning Of Life

By Pat A. FlemingPublished: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn't easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn't care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It's become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what's really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I'm the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It's my time to go.

Lindsey Vonn is a world-renowned World Cup alpine ski racer on the United States Ski Team. Over the course of her incredible career, Vonn won four World Cup championships, one of only two female skiers to do so! She won three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010, and another in 2012. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vonn won the gold medal in the downhill, the first one for an American woman. And she won a record eight World Cup season titles in the downhill event, five titles in super-G, and three consecutive titles in the combined event.

 

Vonn is one of six women to have won World Cup races in all five events of alpine skiing: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined. Throughout the course of her career, she won 82 World Cup races! Her total of 82 World Cup victories is a women’s record surpassing Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria who had held the record since the 1970s.

 

Vonn received the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award in 2010 and was the United States Olympic Committee’s sportswoman of the year. Check out these incredible action shots on Vonn doing what she does best.

 

Alpine Skiing Women Downhill

 

Lindsey Vonn of the United States screams after completing the Alpine Skiing Ladies Downhill on day 6 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Getty Images/Bongarts/Sandra Behne

 

Just by looking at this photo, you can feel the excitement and energy coming from Lindsey Vonn! The skiing champion was screaming after completing the Alpine Skiing Ladies Downhill event on the sixth day of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 17, 2010. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first one for an American woman!

 

 

Women’s Downhill Event

 

USA's Lindsey Vonn competes in the Women's Downhill event of the FIS Alpine skiing World Cup in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Getty Images/AFP/Tiziana Gabi

 

This incredible action shot of Lindsey Vonn competes in the Women’s Downhill event of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine skiing World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Italian Alps. This event was just last year on January 19, 2019. The season began in January 1967 and the 2018-2019 season marked the 53rd consecutive year for the FIS World Cup. During the second, Lindsey Vonn retired after the World Championships at which she won a bronze medal in the downhill event.