Lindsey Vonn (USA)
The dominating star on the women’s tour is aiming to capture her fourth Overall World Cup title this season and looks forward to set new records prior her possible retirement in three years after the 2015 FIS World Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek. This season, the Vail resident already celebrated nine victories – including her 50th one winning the difficult downhill at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. She has also shined in recent medal events clinching Silver in Downhill at the 2011 Garmisch-Partenkirchen FIS World Championships, Olympic Gold in the downhill in Vancouver 2010 and also bronze in Super-G there. In 2009, she became double World Champion in Downhill and Super G in Val d’Isère, and clinched a couple of bronze medals in the speed events at Are in 2007. Besides being the most successful US alpine ski racer, Lindsey also became a true sport star in the US after the 2010 Olympics and took part in numerous public events. She received many important awards in recent years including the Laureus of Sports two years ago and twice the ESPY Trophy for best US female athlete. She had a great too time making a guest appearance in her favorite show “Law and order” in spring 2010. Her photos on Sports Illustrated’s famous ‘Swim Suit Issue’ in 2010 were pretty spectacular too. The main reasons for her impressive career are her impressive determination and her intense work ethic during off season.