After Ashley Graham, Lindsey Vonn Offers ‘Tips’ for Kim Kardashian’s Latest Sports Venture

Published 02/09/2024, 7:15 AM EST

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US skiing legend Lindsey Vonn may have retired from the sport, but her drive for adventure seems to have multiplied. The Olympic gold medalist has shared several social media posts wherein she can be seen enjoying a sporting escapade. Recently, however, Vonn seems to have taken a liking to mentoring others in skiing as well, and for celebrity royalty no less.

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Lindsey Vonn just recently hung out with model Ashley Graham in St.Moritz, Switzerland, where she gave her some premium skiing lessons. Post those shenanigans, now, the 39-year-old’s eyes seem to have latched onto mega-celebrity Kim Kardashian. In fact, the skiing genius herself reached out to Kardashian and offered a helping hand.

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Kim Kardashian recently added a new reel to her official Instagram account with the caption, “SKI SZN.” The reel showed the 43-year-old internet and television personality skiing down a snowy hill at a breezy pace. However, it didn’t take much skill to decipher that Kardashian’s technique could use some work. This was also picked up by Linsey Vonn.

The skiing legend posted a comment on Kardashian’s reel and said, Let’s talk… I got some tips…” Considering the profile of Lindsey Vonn, she can easily be the best ski instructor anyone could possibly have. After all, she is a former record holder of the highest number of ski World Cup wins in both men and women.

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Moreover, if Kim Kardashian needs a reliable testimony from someone, Ashley Graham has pretty convincing feedback for Lindsey Vonn. Commenting about her learning experience with the Olympic gold medalist, Graham wrote, Best ski instructor I could have ever dreamed of having! Love you LV🫶🏼.”

But what kind of trainer would Lindsey Vonn be like? Will she be the sweet and graceful mentor who allows her students to grow at their own pace? Or will she train Kim Kardashian the same way her ski instructor drilled skiing lessons into her when she was 17?

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The hardcore training endured by Vonn for her first Olympic medal

Lindsey Vonn has showcased her skill as a skiing maestro from a very young age. While one reason for this is her insatiable competitive drive, another reason is the rigorous training she underwent. At 17, Vonn wanted to break through the limitations that were inhibiting her from improving and getting faster. Obliging to this wish, Vonn’s father sent her to Monaco to train.

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This was perhaps one of the most difficult periods of the skiing legend’s life. While her instructor was the propellor to the careers of several great skiers, he had very tough methods to train his students. However, Lindsey Vonn successfully emerged from that period and became one of the best in history. Keeping this in mind, it would be interesting to see what kind of tips Vonn comes up with for Kim Kardashian.

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Ankit Singh

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Ankit Singh is a senior Olympic Sports correspondent at EssentiallySports who covers gymnastics, track and field, and the NCAA Women's Division 1 Volleyball. In his early days at ES, Ankit covered two prime track and field events - the 2023 World Athletics Championships and the 2023 Prefontaine Classic. During the 2023 NCAA Division 1 women’s Volleyball championships, Ankit wrote his perspectives on the Nebraska Huskers and the Wisconsin Badgers rivalry, and later covered the transfer portals after the Texas Longhorns lifted the victory.
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Himanshu Sridhar

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