Just one year after missing the Sochi Olympics due to not one, but two major knee injuries, Lindsey Vonn took home her 63rd World Cup title by winning the Super-G!
Lindsey Vonn, 30, made history when she provisionally won a super-G race in Italy on Monday, Jan. 19. This marked her 63rd World Cup win, as well as an epic comeback almost one year to the day after she had major surgery to repair her ACL after suffering two knee injuries. Congrats, Lindsey!
Lindsey Vonn Wins 63rd World Cup — Makes History
This is definitely an incredible comeback story!
After suffering two knee injuries in 2013, Lindsey was forced to bow out of the Sochi Olympics so that she could have surgery to repair her ACL.
On Monday, Jan. 19, Lindsey came back with a vengeance — not only winning the super-G race, but taking home her 63rd World Cup title!
Lindsey’s 63rd win broke Annemarie Moser-Proell‘s 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins. How awesome is that?
Lindsey Headed Towards 64th World Cup
Only two days earlier Lindsey won her 62nd, sharing an Instagram of herself spraying champagne in celebration.
“Aaaaaahhhhhh I did it!!! Today was awesome!” she wrote, hashtagging the photo with “#sohappy” and “#win62.”
Shortly after her 63rd win, Lindsey posted a selfie with an inspirational caption: “Such an amazing day… The sky is the limit!” In the background of her photo you can see the tops of Italian mountains, covered in snow and clouds. Beautiful!
Soon enough we’re sure she’ll be celebrating her 64th win, and then, hopefully, headed to the 2018 winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you excited to hear about Lindsey’s comeback? Do you think she’ll compete in the next winter Olympics? Comment below with your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox