Champions often come from unlikely sources and Lindsey Vonn is no different. Originally from Minnesota, a state with an abundance of cold and snow yet no real mountains, Lindsey ascended to the heights of downhill skiing as a champion.
World Class Preparation, World Class Competitor
Lindsey burst onto the international stage at the tender age of 14, becoming the first American female to win a major European junior ski race. From that point onward her career picked up speed as her hard work and dedication brought her success at U.S. national and international competitions. Lindsey pushes herself both on and off the mountain and is known to prepare for competition with great intensity. She earned her first spot on the podium at the 2003/2004 World Cup and since then has won numerous World Cup and World Championship races.
Solid Gold Performance!
An overall World Cup championship eluded her grasp for a time as several injuries slowed her down, but the champion spirit within her kept her going and Lindsey won back-to-back overall World Cup titles in 2007/2008 and again in 2008/2009. In 2010, Lindsey captured gold at the most prestigious international competition of them all. Wheaties salutes Lindsey Vonn, international gold medalist and a true Wheaties champion!