Lindsey Vonn on the Cover of Sports Illustrated [Photo]
Lindsey Vonn is on the cover of Sports Illustrated: Olympic Preview edition, where the skier is named 'America's Best Woman Skier Ever'.
Lindsey Vonn is the most decorated American female alpine skier ever, and is being pushed as America's star at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Vonn, 25, knows all eyes will be on her come Feb.12th.
Expectations await around every bend in every trail. “Five gold medals?” Vonn said, staring into the distance. “Well, it’s possible. But I haven’t won even one Olympic medal yet. I’d like to win the first one and let’s see from there. But people are getting pretty amped up. Kids yell to me, ‘Lindsey, win a couple of gold medals for me.’ ”
Vonn is a striking blonde who has a chance of crossing over into popular culture, just as Michael Phelps did two years ago. The Sports Illustrated cover will be just the beginning for Vonn if she's able to capture five gold medals in Vancouver.
The Sports Illustrated cover is already getting plenty of attention, as Vonn is captured in a semi-provocative pose in a skin-tight skiing jumpsuit.
The issue of Sports Illustrated with Lindsey Vonn on the cover will be released on Feb.8th, and Vonn's first race is on Feb. 14th.