Here Are 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn hates the cold. But cold serves her purpose—specifically, on a mountain, covered in snow, where she has become one of the most decorated World Cup skiers of all time with 81 awards (five short of the world record). Vonn prefers the air fresh, rather than cold—the kind of freshness that slaps you in the face as you catapult down a mountain.

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To get to the mountains in Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, Vonn has overcome injury that would be debilitating to most, including a fractured humerus bone, a fractured ankle, and a knee fractured three times over. Her training, recovery, and preparation is all about to be tested. Before she gears up to race for a spot on the Olympic podium, here are 10 things you might not know about adrenaline chasing, froyo loving Lindsey Vonn.

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She was bad at other sports:

I’ve been skiing since I was 13. It was the only thing that I was good at. Believe me, I tried a lot of other things, and I was very bad at all of them. Tennis was one of those things. Figure skating was one of those things. I tried gymnastics, too. I was actually not half bad at gymnastics; I was just way too tall.

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She doesn’t like the cold:

I like being outside. I hate the cold—but I also like the fresh feeling it gives you.

She’s superstitious:

The outfit has to color-coordinate. If the suit has pink on it, everything else will have that same shade of pink. I also usually have one piece of jewelry that is significant to me. I have an earring that says “dream,” or I have a necklace from my siblings.

She’s fidgety before a race:

Right before a race, I always play with my pole straps. It’s a weird little tick. You have like 10 to 15 seconds right before, and it feels like an eternity when you are in the starting gate. I need something to occupy my mind.

She wants to compete against men:

I’ve accomplished a lot in women’s ski racing, and competing with men is one thing that I’ve obviously never been able to do. It’s something that no one’s done. I like those kind of challenges, and so I really want to try to accomplish that before I retire.

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But not everyone wants her to:

There’s not a ton of people that want this to happen; I’m going against the grain here. I just think the whole system needs to be revamped; everything needs to be looked at and revisited. I think in order to grow as a sport, we really need to grow with the times. And I don’t think we’ve done that so far.

She’s an adrenaline junkie:

I want to go skydiving. I’m saving up [energy] to go after skiing. I haven’t gone yet because it feels like it could become a problem—I’m going to like it too much. I have an adrenaline problem. I love going fast in cars. I just need to save the dangerous aspect until after I’m done skiing, and then that might help pick up the slack I’m sure to feel.

Her dogs have their own Instagram:

I have a King Charles who’s the pee-er. She’s really small—you know, small brain as well. I’m cleaning up after her all the time, so I’m lucky to have Bounty as a sponsor. Need those paper towels. Then, I also have a boxer mastiff and a chow-retriever. Those two are rescues. Lucy is from Italy. Leo, Bear, and Lucy. They’re on Instagram as “Vonndogs.”

She’s got a dream lazy day:

If I had a whole free day to myself, I’d sit on my couch with a large container of froyo with my dogs, and I would watch Law and Order marathons all day long in my pajamas—a onesie.

She thinks she’s a “super dork”:

You know, I’m really not that cool. I really would like to be, but I’m just not. In reality, I’m just a super dork who likes to be in my onesie with my dogs. That’s when I’m happy.

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