• Oakley Alpine Skiers Aksel Lund Svindal and Lindsey Vonn Secure World Cup Season Titles

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Aksel Lund Svindal and Lindsey Vonn are no strangers to Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season titles, but 2012-2013 has been remarkable in its own right for these two. A few deciding, races late in the season, were to be held in Lezerheide, Switzerland on Wednesday, however the weather had other plans. After numerous delays, Wednesday’s scheduled events were canceled due to fog. While many would be disappointed with the result, this meant that both Svindal and Vonn would claim season titles, in multiple disciplines, based on final point standings. The Norwegian, Svindal claimed the downhill and Super G World Cup titles, bringing his career title count to an impressive nine. While Svindal’s story is remarkable in itself, it is Vonn’s season that is grabbing headlines across the globe. Just five short weeks after a devastating season-ending knee injury, Vonn still had enough season points to retain the overall downhill title. Vonn beat Slovenia’s Tina Maze by a single point.

  • Established Veteran and Budding Superstar: US Women’s Alpine Ski Team On Fire

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    The future of US (and Oakley) Women’s Alpine Ski Racing looks very, very bright. While grizzled veteran and known legend of the sport, Lindsey Vonn inches her way closer to becoming the winningest women’s alpine ski racer in the history of the sport, a young, budding superstar is inching her way into the public eye as well. Mikaela Shiffrin is having her coming out season, with multiple Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup victories under her belt at the ripe age of 17. The legend of Lindsey Vonn continues during the 2013 season and the youngster who has been dubbed possibly “the next Lindsey Vonn” is making a name for herself in the sport at the same time.

  • Back On Top: Ailing Lindsey Vonn Records World Cup Hat-Trick in Canada, Svindal Double Podiums

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    Posted over 1 year ago by John Ohail

    It was another brilliant weekend for the Oakley alpine ski team; beginning with the ailing Lindsey Vonn securing a much needed hat-trick at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup stop in Lake Louise, Canada and finishing with Aksel Lund Svindal placing second in both the men’s downhill and super-g competitions at the Birds of Prey World Cup event in Beaver Creek, CO. Vonn, who has suffered from an intestinal ailment as of late, locked down her first alpine victories since her recent return to competition. The American racked up her staggering 54th, 55th and 56th career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victories by sweeping the weekend in Canada. She blew away the competition by a 1.73 second margin in the first of two downhill races on the weekend. Vonn followed up with a .52 second win in the second downhill race on Saturday and completed the hat-trick by winning Sunday’s super-g race. This was Vonn’s second straight hat-trick in Lake Louise as she bumped her venue total to 14 career wins on ...

Lindsey Vonn

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“Setbacks help you to concentrate. When successes fall into your lap, you lose sight of your goals. If you fall, get up stronger, hungrier, more ambitious.”

Date of Birth:
October 18, 1984
Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Sponsors:
Red Bull, Vail Resorts, Under Armour, Proctor & Gamble, Rolex, Spyder, Alka Seltzer, Briko
Hobbies:
Skiing, tennis, golf and reading.

Career Highlights

    • 2012 - World Cup Overall Champion
    • 2011 World Cup Overall Champion
    • 2010 Gold Medal Vancouver Winter Olympics, Downhill
    • 2010 Bronze Medal Vancouver Winter Olympics, Super G
    • 2010 World Cup Overall Champion
    • 2010 ESPY Winner - "Best Female Athlete"
    • 2010 World Cup Champion - Downhill, Super G and Super Combined
    • 2009 World Cup Downhill and Super G Champion
    • 2009 World Cup Overall Champion
    • 2009 Laureus Nominee "Sportswoman of the Year"
    • 2009 World Cup Overall Champion