Lindsey Vonn was honored this week with the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award, capping an amazing 2010 season in which she captured the overall World Cup title and two Olympic medals.
The first American woman to win Olympic gold in downhill skiing, Vonn went on to earn a bronze in Super G at the winter games in Vancouver, and turned in an amazing performance on the FIS World Cup tour to capture her third consecutive overall title.
Vonn wrapped up the World Cup Downhill, Super G and Super Combined titles to take the overall, the first American to win three disciplines in a single season. She also surpassed Bode Miller’s World Cup win record for American skiers when she earned her 33rd career World Cup win in March.
Lindsey had also been nominated by the Laureus committee in 2009 and 2010; this year she beat out fellow nominees Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki – all tennis players – and high-jumper Blanka Vlasic.
- Video: Lindsey Behind the Scenes at the 2010 ESPYs
- AP names Lindsey 2010 Female Athlete of the Year
- Lindsey Vonn's official web site