On Saturday Lindsey Vonn captured her 50th World Cup victory in freezing temps (13 F) on the Kandahar downhill course in Garmisch Germany. This is a HUGE achievement! Vonn is the winning-est U.S. alpine racer ever and only a handful of athletes in the history of the sport have reached such a landmark. Unofficial Tribute to Lindsey Vonn (A History of Posts) | 50 World Cup Wins is HUGE | Unofficial Networks

Unofficial Tribute to Lindsey Vonn (A History of Posts) | 50 World Cup Wins is HUGE

Unofficial Tribute to Lindsey Vonn (A History of Posts) | 50 World Cup Wins is HUGE

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On Saturday Lindsey Vonn captured her 50th World Cup victory in freezing temps (13 F) on the Kandahar downhill course in Garmisch Germany. This is a HUGE achievement! Vonn is the winning-est U.S. alpine racer ever and only a handful of athletes in the history of the sport have reached such a landmark.

On the women’s side only two other skiers are ahead of Vonn. Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria holds the record with 62 World Cup Victories, Vreni Schneider of Switzerland finished her impressive carrier with 55 wins and Lindsey Vonn now sit’s in 3rd at the age of 27 with 50 wins, 25 of which have come from Downhill.

Only three men in ski racing have stood on top of the podium more than 50 times, each one a legend in the skiing world. Ingemar Stenmark or Sweden at 86 W’s, Hermann Maier of Austria with 54, and Alberto Tomba of Italy with 50 even.

After her recent slalom victory in Cortina, Italy Vonn had said:

“Records in skiing are really important to me.  The history in our sport is something you can look back on when your career is over and really be proud of what you accomplished.”

Vonn is no doubt cultivating a legendary legacy in skiing. Here at unofficial we haven’t really kept up perfectly with the entire history of Vonn’s career, but we have taken account of a few notable moments. Especially in recent months.

Here is a sort of history of Lindsey Vonn posts in order of publication. Keep on winning Lindsey! And thanks for keeping it interesting.

February 13, 2010Lindsey Vonn Models for SI

Lindsey Vonn SI

July 21, 2011Lindsey Vonn Wins Best Female Athlete, Again | Is She Really That Rad?

October 26, 2011 – Lindsey Vonn’s Secret: Nordic Walking? | Painful Video to Watch

November 8, 2011 Lindsey Vonn Goes to High School Dance with 16-Year-Old-Boy | Creepy or Cool?

November 9, 2011Lindsey Vonn & Her 16-Year-Old Date on CBS’s Early Show

November 28, 2011Lindsey Vonn Files for Divorce | Who is Thomas Vonn?

December 2, 2011Lindsey Vonn Wins Lake Louise Downhill

December 7, 2011Got Milk? Lindsey Vonn Does.

December 7, 2011 Lindsey Vonn Wins Her 4th Ski Race in a Row in CO Today | Can You Say “Domination?” 

December 17, 2011Lindsey Vonn @ 1,000 Frames Per Second

December 18, 2011Lindsey Vonn Tebowing on the Beaver Creek WC Podium… Again…

Lindsey Vonn 'Tebowing" on the Beaver Creek Podium

December 22, 2011Lindsey Vonn is Hot | These 7 Photos Prove it

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December 23, 2011Lindey Vonn Flies in from Germany for Dave Letterman | Shows off Some Serious Leg!

LV flashing some serious legs

January 15, 2012Lindsey Vonn Wins Super-G Today | 3rd on the All-Time World Cup Win List

vonn wins super g

January 30, 2012Lindsey Vonn GoPro Video of St. Moritz Downhill | Already 78 Thousand Views

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