Lindsey Vonn Named AP Female Athlete Of The Year
Posted by Nancy on December 21, 2010
You know that you’re very good when you are picked as the best female athlete of the year and that is the honor that was recently bestowed upon champion skier, Lindsey Vonn. 26 year old Vonn acknowledged that her sport has been a life-long pursuit and recalling when she was a young elementary school age girl waiting in long lines to get autographs from some of her favorite medal winning Athletes. Now it is her turn to be in the spotlight. Fans cheered her as she won both gold and bronze medals at the last winter Olympics as well as being awarded the World Cup for the third time. This girl is the real deal. She becomes the first skier (male or female) to have ever won the coveted AP award. This is obviously not her first time to receive great distinction for her sport. Among her many accomplishments are being the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing and 35 World Cup (wins which is more than any other Alpine skier from the U.S.) It’s certain that we’ll be seeing a lot more of this extremely talented athlete in the months and years to come.