Lindsay Vonn to see that self-belief, girls!

Apr 06, 2015, 08:57 IST | A Correspondent

Tiger Woods’ girlfriend and ski champ Lindsey bats for empowerment among youth

Golf icon Tiger Woods’ girlfriend Lindsay Vonn is on a mission to boost the confidence of young girls from Minnesota (USA). “Lindsey’s ski career has taught her to never give up.

Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn

As she continues to overcome obstacles, she wants to use her experience to help girls follow their dreams. Lindsey is dedicating her future to ensuring young girls are ready to conquer the world,” says a note next to her photograph on the Lindsey Vonn Foundation website.

In an interview published in, Vonn provided more insights into her personality. “I’ve always been a pretty determined person and I’ve always been oddly motivated, and I was always the first one on the hill and the last one off. I don’t really know why, I just always loved it,” Vonn said.

Love for speed
The ski champion is also a sucker for speed. “I’ve always loved going fast,” she remarked. Vonn wants to see more brave girls. “A lot of times, girls at a young age … they’re not really aware of their capabilities and they’re not encouraged in the right way. You know, those talents can go to waste. They shouldn’t be struggling with self-confidence. They should believe in themselves,” she said.

Like all sportspeople, injuries have been a big hurdle, but then they’ve also made her a better person. “I’ve learned the most from my adversity, from my injuries, from all my setbacks, you know. From when I didn’t finish almost all the races in a season and almost quit, and you know, hired, spent all my money on a trainer to come back.

Family backing
“The best part of my life so far was the Olympics 2010, when I won the gold medal. I grew up dreaming about the Olympics, that was my dream as a child. And having my family there was a very special moment of my life.” It is fair to presume that Vonn is passing on some gems to boyfriend Woods. He needs them after falling out of the Top 100 for the first time since 1996. Who knows, the Augusta Masters could see a new Woods.

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