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Lindsey Vonn retires as 1 of greatest skiers of all time

Sean Stipp
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo United States’ Lindsey Vonn is assisted after crashing during the women’s super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP, File)
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 13, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, poses with all the Olympic medals and Women’s World Cup skiing trophies she won in her career, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002 file photo Lindsey Vonn of the United States, then going by her maiden name of Lindsey Kildow, skis down the course during her second slalom run of the women’s combined in Snowbasin, Utah at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning.(AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. file photo bronze medal winner Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, arrives at the flower ceremony for the women’s downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan.18, 2018 file photo United States’ Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill training, in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 file photo Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, shows the gold medals of the Women’s Downhill and super-g races, at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Val d’Isere, France. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates after finishing her run in the Women’s downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday Feb. 10, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning.(AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan.18, 2018 file photo United States’ Lindsey Vonn prepares for an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill training, in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning.(AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 file photo Lindsey Vonn celebrates with her team after winning an alpine ski, women’s World Cup super-G, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.(AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 3, 2004 file photo Lindsey Vonn, then going by her maiden name of Lindsey Kildow, center, of the United States, celebrates her first win in a women’s World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. Carole Montillet-Charles, left, of France came second and Hilde Gerg, of Germany, placed third. (AP Photo/Jeff McIntosh, File)
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women’s downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
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FILE - In this Friday, March 9, 2012 file photo United States’s Lindsey Vonn skis on her way to win a women’s Alpine Ski World cup giant slalom competition in Are, Sweden. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2013 file photo, United States team player Tiger Woods, right, smiles with girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, after the U.S. team won the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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FLE - In this Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, United States’ Lindsey Vonn is airlifted after crashing during the women’s super-G ski race at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 file photo second placed Lindsey Vonn of the United States, then going by her maiden name of Lindsey Kildow, blows a kiss into the camera, after the Womens’ World Cup Super-G race, in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. (AP Photo/Keystone, Arno Balzarini, File)
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. file photo United States’ Lindsey Vonn competes in the women’s downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 file photo Lindsey Vonn attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 file photo Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women’s World Cup downhill in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 file photo Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, takes a jump on her way to winning the Women’s Downhill race, at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Val d’Isere, France. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning.(AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Lindsey Vonn competed in her last race Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time.

The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning.

Starting her career as Lindsey Kildow, Vonn competed in her first Olympics in 2002. She won her only Olympic gold medal in the downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Games, and added a second bronze medal last year at the Pyeongchang Games.

But her greatest successes came on the World Cup tour. With races in various disciplines nearly every weekend all winter long, Vonn piled up 82 victories. That is more than any other woman in history, and is only four behind Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, the all-time leader.

Sean Stipp is a Tribune-Review director of visuals. You can contact Sean at 724-838-5147, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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