Thomas Vonn

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Thomas Vonn
Born (1975-12-03) December 3, 1975 (age 43)
New York City, New York
Alma mater St. Lawrence University
OccupationAlpine skier
Years active1999 – 2005
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Spouse(s)
Lindsey Vonn
(m. 2007;div. 2013)

Thomas Vonn (born December 3, 1975) is an American former alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team.

Alpine skiing Sport of skiing downhill

Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the pastime of sliding down snow-covered slopes on skis with fixed-heel bindings, unlike other types of skiing, which use skis with free-heel bindings. Whether for recreation or sport, it is typically practised at ski resorts, which provide such services as ski lifts, artificial snow making, snow grooming, restaurants, and ski patrol.

United States Ski Team

The U.S. Ski Team, operated under the auspices of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), develops and supports men's and women's athletes in the sports of alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, cross-country, ski jumping, and Nordic combined. Since 1974 the team and association have been headquartered in Park City, Utah.

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Biography

Vonn graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, [1] in 2001.

St. Lawrence University liberal arts college in Canton, Saint Lawrence County, New York, USA

St. Lawrence University is a private liberal arts college in the village of Canton in St. Lawrence County, New York. It has roughly 2400 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, about equally split between male and female.

Canton (village), New York Village in New York, United States

Canton is a village in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The village is centrally located in both the town of Canton and the county of St. Lawrence. The population was 6,314 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of St. Lawrence County. The name comes from the Chinese city Canton.

Primarily a giant slalom racer, Vonn's best finish in international competition was in the Super-G at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he placed ninth. He was then-wife Lindsey Vonn's coach when she won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He also coached Dean Travers, beginning in 2015. [2]

The event was held on February 16 at Snowbasin. Ten years after his first Olympic title in 1992, Kjetil André Aamodt of Norway won his second super-G gold, and his second gold of the 2002 Games.

Lindsey Vonn American alpine skier

Lindsey Caroline Vonn is an American former World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski Team. She won four World Cup overall championships—one of only two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll—with three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010, plus another in 2012. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first one for an American woman. She also won a record 8 World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline, 5 titles in super-G, and 3 consecutive titles in the combined (2010–2012). In 2016, she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title, the overall record for men or women, surpassing Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden, who won 19 globes from 1975 to 1984. She has the second highest super ranking of all skiers, men or women.

2010 Winter Olympics 21st edition of Winter Olympics, held in Vancouver (Canada) in 2010

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Vancouver 2010, informally the 21st Winter Olympics, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held from 12 to 28 February 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the surrounding suburbs of Richmond, West Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands, and in the nearby resort town of Whistler.

Personal life

He married fellow ski racer Lindsey Kildow on September 29, 2007, at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah. Lindsey Vonn became the World Cup overall champion in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012, and a 2010 Olympic gold medalist. [3] They filed for divorce in November 2011; [4] it was finalized on January 9, 2013. [5] After divorcing Lindsey Kildow Vonn, Thomas Vonn began a relationship with Shauna Kane. Shauna gave birth to their son, Henrik Vonn, in 2018.

Deer Valley Ski Resort in Utah

Deer Valley is an alpine ski resort in the Wasatch Range, located 36 miles (58 km) east of Salt Lake City, in Park City, Utah, United States. The resort, known for its upscale amenities, is consistently ranked among the top ski resorts in North America.

Utah U.S. state in the United States

Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 30th-most-populous, and 11th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016. Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains approximately 2.5 million people; and Washington County in Southern Utah, with over 160,000 residents. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast.

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    References

    1. "The Vonn Way: An unusual trajectory has taken Thomas Vonn to the top | Skiracing.com". www.skiracing.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
    2. https://heavy.com/sports/2017/12/thomas-lindsey-vonn-ex-husband-skier/
    3. http://www.skiracing.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5637&Itemid=34
    4. "Skier Lindsey Vonn divorcing husband of four years". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 27, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
    5. "Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Crosses Finish Line ...In Her Divorce". TMZ.com. January 9, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
    International Ski Federation international governing body for ski sports

    The Fédération Internationale de Ski is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in Chamonix on 2 February 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.