Ca­reer at a glance

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1984: Born Oct. 18 in Min­nesota, as Lind­sey Kil­dow.

1996: Moves with fam­ily to Vail, Colo., to ad­vance her ski­ing ca­reer. 1999: At age 14, be­comes first Amer­i­can fe­male to win the slalom at the Tro­feo Topolino, a pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion in Italy.

2002: Makes U.S. team for Win­ter Olympics in Salt Lake City, rac­ing in slalom and Alpine com­bined. Achieves sixth place in com­bined. 2003: Wins sil­ver medal in down­hill at ju­nior world cham­pi­onships. 2004: Reaches a World Cup podium for first time with third place in down­hill at Cortina d’Am­pezzo, Italy, in Jan­uary. First World Cup win comes in down­hill at Lake Louise, Al­berta, in De­cem­ber.

2006: Makes U.S. team for Win­ter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Crashes in se­cond train­ing run for down­hill and air­lifted to hos­pi­tal but re­turns two days later to place eighth.

2007: Wins sil­ver medals in down­hill and su­per-G at world cham­pi­onships in Are, Swe­den. Mar­ries Thomas Vonn, a fel­low skier who be­came her coach, and takes his name.

2008: Wins over­all World Cup ti­tle, the se­cond Amer­i­can woman to do so af­ter Ta­mara McKin­ney. Breaks U.S. record for most World Cup down­hill wins (10).

2009: Wins gold medals in su­per-G and down­hill at world cham­pi­onships in Val d’Isere, France. Re­tains over­all World Cup ti­tle.

2010: Wins gold medal in down­hill at Win­ter Olympics in Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Columbia, and then bronze in su­per-G. Won a third con­sec­u­tive over­all World Cup ti­tle.

2011: Wins sil­ver medal in down­hill at world cham­pi­onships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ger­many. An­nounces that she will be get­ting di­vorced.

2012: Be­comes over­all World Cup cham­pion for fourth time. Reaches 50 World Cup wins.

2013: Tears two lig­a­ments in knee dur­ing su­per-G crash at world cham­pi­onships in Jan­uary. Af­ter set­backs in re­cov­ery, says she won’t com­pete at 2014 Win­ter Olympics in Sochi. Starts dat­ing Tiger Woods — their re­la­tion­ship lasts two years.

2015: With her 63rd vic­tory, breaks record for most World Cup wins for a fe­male skier. Wins World Cup ti­tles in down­hill and su­per-G, and bronze medal in su­per-G at world cham­pi­onships in Beaver Creek, Colo. 2016: Suf­fers hair­line frac­ture of left knee in su­per-G crash in An­dorra in March and then breaks arm in train­ing crash in Colorado in Novem­ber. 2017: Wins bronze in down­hill at world cham­pi­onships in St. Moritz, Switzer­land, be­com­ing old­est woman to medal in that event. 2018: Wins bronze in down­hill at Win­ter Olympics in Sochi and ded­i­cates medal to her late grand­fa­ther. Says in Oc­to­ber that she will re­tire at end of 2018-19 sea­son. Af­ter in­jur­ing knee in train­ing, says she will be re­tir­ing af­ter races at Lake Louise, Al­berta, in De­cem­ber 2019. 2019: An­nounces that she will re­tire af­ter world cham­pi­onships in Are, Swe­den. Wins bronze medal in her fi­nal race — the down­hill.

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