Living Youth Through Kids, Lindsey Vonn Takes Another Look at Skiing Career

Published 01/11/2024, 10:45 AM EST

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The US alpine skiing legend Lindsey Vonn continues to be an inspiration for young kids. One of the greats of the game, growing up, she took inspiration from the Olympic Skier Picabo Street. Now, after becoming one of the most decorated skiers with 82 World Cup victories and 3 Olympic golds, she is the one today’s young kids look up to.

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As the New Year unfolds, Vonn is being greeted with newer, and yet familiar joys of life. Despite the odd bad moments with fans, she continues to be the kind she is, and this time, young kids have become the source of her happiness. Not only that, the wholesome moment has taken Vonn back to her childhood days.

Kids take Lindsey Vonn back to her childhood

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In the latest update on Threads, Lindsey Vonn updated fans about a meet-up with young aspiring skiers. But the heartwarming moments had a nostalgic moment on the 39-year-old, taking her on a trip back to her childhood. “Great to see all the kids at @sscvail today. Loving seeing kids enjoy being on the mountain like I did when I was their age”, she captioned her post. Lindsey shared a series of pictures where she could be seen posing with the aspiring skiers.

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Seeing the kids enjoy the mountains, Vonn remembered her own days. She was taught skiing by her grandfather during family vacations and later enrolled in Ski Club Vail for alpine skiing lessons. Before enrolling in the racing program, Vonn had already skied down Minnesota, Colorado, and Oregon tracks. Earlier during an interview, the Olympic Champion also revealed how her mother played a crucial role in her skiing career.

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Vonn shares a skiing anecdote from her childhood

Vonn stands as one of the world’s most decorated alpine skiers. She was determined from her early childhood days to become one of the greatest, and greatest she became. “I knew that I wanted to be great “, were her words. But like her first teacher, grandfather, her mother also played a crucial role in her skiing career.

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In an interview with The New York Times, Vonn revealed how her mother would take her for skiing. “I would be in the back under a sleeping bag, and she’d (her mother) be driving and singing along to some Eric Clapton tape“, she shared. They would drive for 16 hours from their home to Vail where Vonn would take the alpine skiing lessons. Like she would take inspiration from Picabo Street, today’s generation dreams to be as good a skier as Vonn was.

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Zahid Rashid Dar

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