Lindsey Vonn likes to be on top

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on December 12, 2009 8:47 pm

If you watch The Ski Channel, it seems we find a way to work her into every show.  There are more Lindsey Vonn stories on than there are viewers.  And we get A LOT of viewers.  She is Lindsey Vonn.  Stunningly beautiful, sweet as can be and one of the greatest skiers in the history of skiing

But ski racing is a lot like the Indy 500.  Certainly the top drivers win, but there are just so many things that can go wrong.  In ski racing, there are so many things that can impact a racers speed and these races are won by fractions of fractions of tiny pieces of time.   It  seems like no one has told Lindsey Vonn this.  After having such a great few years, the season has barely started and where is she…Overall points leader again!  This girl is as close to a sure thing as you can have in a sport like ski racing.

Right now after the first few events, Lindsey is ranked #1 in DH, #2 in SG, #5 in SL and #24 in GS allowing her to edge out her best friend Maria Riesch for the top spot on the leaderboard.  Unfortunately for the US, we don’t hit another US skier until Julia Mancuso at #22.  The US has not been able to fill the top of the rankings with as many skiers as Austria, Sweden, etc. 

But, isn’t it great that we have Lindsey so consistently filling the spot that matters the most…#1!