“Didn’t Have a Typical High School Experience”: Lindsey Vonn Opens Up an Unknown Side of Her Past Amid Latest Stellar Achievement

Published 12/07/2023, 12:45 PM EST

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Retired four-time USA Olympian and 82-time World Cup victor Lindsey Vonn surprised the world by skiing Austria’s legendary Streif. It is a treacherous 3,312-meter downhill course, becoming the first woman to tackle it. Despite her retirement from professional skiing, Vonn, described as “broken beyond repair” four years ago, took on this daring challenge.

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Overcoming fear and physical barriers, she completed the monumental descent, dedicating the feat to her late mother, who instilled in her the belief to persevere and believe in herself. In a recent update, she recalled some old memories that still blow her mind.

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Recently, Lindsey Vonn reminisced about her past by sharing an elegant picture on Instagram taken at Harvard Business School. In the caption, she reflected on speaking at the esteemed institution for the second time, expressing awe at the experience.

She also mentions how she did not have a typical high school trajectory; instead of attending college, she was on the US Ski Team from the young age of 15. While she sometimes feels a tinge of regret over missing traditional college experiences, she believes her unique path served her well ultimately.

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Lindsey Vonn’s path to skiing success

Lindsey Vonn has already established herself as the most accomplished female skier in history, leaving fans eager to witness her potential final Olympic appearances. Beyond her expertise on the slopes, there was a curiosity about her upbringing and journey to becoming an exceptional skier. Growing up in Minnesota, Vonn commenced her skiing odyssey at the tender age of two, beginning training at the famed Buck Hill Ski Racing School under the tutelage of Erich Sailer, building upon a family tradition steeped in competitive skiing.

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Her intensive training schedule left little room for traditional schooling, leading her to be homeschooled for two years before completing her academic education through the University of Missouri High School’s online program. Skiing remained her primary focus, with significant time spent honing her skills at Ski Club Vail in Colorado and achieving milestones like winning the slalom at Trofeo Topolino in Italy at just 14 years old.

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Maleehah Shakeel

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