Tiger Woods inspired me, says girlfriend Lindsey Vonn

Updated: Dec 12, 2014, 14:24 IST | A Correspondent |

Skiing champion praises her golfer boyfriend for motivating her to conquer knee injury in time for the World Cup in Canada; says the both of them try to do the best they can in their respective sports

Four-time overall World Cup skiing champion Lindsey Vonn, who has emerged from a troublesome knee injury and resumed training for the World Cup in Canada at Lake Louise recently has credited her partner Tiger Woods for motivating her during her tough rehabilitation phase.

American ski champ Lindsey Vonn. Pic/AFP
American ski champ Lindsey Vonn. Pic/AFP 

In an interview with CNN, Vonn said: "Tiger and I both went through rehab with our injuries at a similar time, so we were both in the gym together and pushing each other and motivating each other, both frustrated.

I think we both helped each other a lot through that time, and I drew a lot of inspiration from him and I think he does the same with me. We continue to push each other and it's a really positive relationship in that way."

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods 

Vonn (29) and Woods (38) are both in action currently, with Woods playing in the Hero World Challenge in Orlando, Florida, while Vonn will ski at the World Cup in Canada. Vonn, who has been dating Woods for two years, said the fact that the couple are competitive sportspersons, is what helps them get along so well.

"For us, we're just two athletes trying to do the best we can in our sports," added Vonn.

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