Lindsey Vonn: "Sofia Goggia and Mikaela Shiffrin could compete against men. I .."



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Lindsey Vonn: "Sofia Goggia and Mikaela Shiffrin could compete against men. I .."

Lindsey Vonn is a former American alpine skier. She is a versatile skier, she was the top athlete of the US national team of the years 2000 and 2010. In her palmarès she boasts, among other things, an Olympic gold medal, two world championships, four general World Cups and sixteen specialties.

She is the most successful skier in the history of alpine skiing and is one of the few athletes to have won at least one World Cup race in each of the alpine skiing specialties. Until the 2006-2007 season she competed as Lindsey Kildow.

After her marriage to former skier Thomas Vonn on 29 September 2007, she adopted her husband's surname and from the 2007-2008 season she joined the FIS lists as Lindsey Vonn. On 27 November 2011 she announced her separation from her husband," but he nevertheless continued to use the surname Vonn.

Her last race dates back to 10 February 2019, when she won the bronze medal in the downhill of the Are World Championships. The 37-year-old spoke to Olympic Channel, also talking about a possible race between men and women.

She was asked if some of the current female skiers could dispute events with men and her response was very clear. She said: "I think of Sofia Goggia in speed and Mikaela Shiffrin in slalom. I think that competing against men is one of the will of women.

I don't think I can really know what they could do, it also depends on the track, because if put a woman on a track like the one in Kitzbuehe There we could not be competitive. Clearly I hope that someone will compete against men: it is something that I have always wanted to do and I hope that someone will be able to break this barrier in the future.

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Lindsey Vonn will ski again with Jannik Sinner!

Lindsey Vonn is a former American alpine skier. She is a versatile skier, she was the top athlete of the US national team of the years 2000 and 2010. In her palmarès she boasts, among other things, an Olympic gold medal, two world championships, four general World Cups and sixteen specialties.

She is the most successful skier in the history of alpine skiing and is one of the few athletes to have won at least one World Cup race in each of the alpine skiing specialties. Until the 2006-2007 season she competed as Lindsey Kildow.

After her marriage to former skier Thomas Vonn on 29 September 2007, she adopted her husband's surname and from the 2007-2008 season she joined the FIS lists as Lindsey Vonn. On 27 November 2011 she announced her separation from her husband," but he nevertheless continued to use the surname Vonn.

Already considered, despite his age, one of the strongest Italian tennis players ever, Jannik Sinner in singles won five ATP titles out of six finals played. He is the youngest Italian player to have won a major circuit tournament in the Open era, as well as the only one to have won four in the same season.

He was number 9 in the ATP ranking on 1 November 2021. In the Grand Slam trials he boasts the quarter-finals reached in the 2020 edition of Roland Garros. He is also the youngest winner of the NextGen ATP Finals. In doubles he won an ATP title in the only final played.

Trained by Riccardo Piatti and Andrea Volpini, at the end of 2019 his colleagues from the ATP awarded him the newcomer of the year award. What do the former North American skier and the young Italian tennis player have in common? Passion for skiing, of course!

In fact, Sinner is originally from South Tyrol, a mountainous area in northern Italy where skiing is a very popular sprt. In the course of an interesting interview, Sinner revealed that his dream would be to ski with North American champion Lindsey Vonn.

Sinner's parents work in a refuge in Val Fiscalina, and Jannik was also considered a promise in alpine skiing before turning to tennis. In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Sinner explained how, once the competitive commitments are over, he can't wait to dedicate himself to some skiing in his Alta Pusteria, perhaps in the company of Lindsey Vonn, whom he met thanks to a shared sponsor during the course.

of the New York slam in late summer. He said: "It was nice to meet her and have a few words with her, a champion I watched competing on TV when I was a child." Jannik would like to take the former US champion to ski on the slopes of the 3 Cime Dolomiti area.

He added: "She is truly an incredible person. A champion who has won everything and remained very humble and available. At the end of the season, if I can, I said that I will take her skiing on my mountains. We have to organize ourselves well, we hope to do so."