|Born||December 3, 1975|
New York City, New York
|Alma mater||St. Lawrence University|
|Years active||1999 – 2005|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
(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, 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.
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.
Vonn graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York,in 2001.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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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.They filed for divorce in November 2011; it was finalized on January 9, 2013. After divorcing Lindsey Kildow Vonn, Thomas Vonn began a relationship with Shauna Kane. Shauna gave birth to their son, Henrik Vonn, in 2018.
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