The career of Lindsey Vonn

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  • United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates after taking third place during the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

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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 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 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)

  • United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates after taking third place during the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

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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 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 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)

A look at the life of Lindsey Vonn, who has retired from skiing after winning bronze in downhill at the world championships:

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

1996: Moves with family to Vail, Colorado, 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. 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, then bronze in super-G. Won a third straight overall World Cup title.

2011: Wins silver medal in downhill at world championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Announces she'll 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, Colorado.

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 she'll retire at end of 2018-19 season. After injuring knee in training, says she'll be retiring after races at Lake Louise, Alberta, in December 2019.

2019: Announces she'll be retiring after world championships in Are, Sweden. Wins bronze medal in her final race, the downhill.

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