American Skier Lindsey Vonn To Retire After Upcoming Season

But there's one more record she'd like to break before she hangs up her skis.
Posted at 5:40 PM, Oct 12, 2018

Famed American skier Lindsey Vonn says she'll retire at the end of the upcoming season. 

Vonn holds the women's record for the most World Cup wins. With 82, she's just four wins behind the all-time leader, Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark. 

Vonn previously said she didn't want to retire until she broke his record. She still says beating him would be a "dream come true," but she's also content with the success she's already seen in her career. 

In the last few years she's been plagued by injuries, including fractures and torn ligaments.

Vonn's been on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team for more than half her life, and the organization calls her upcoming retirement the end of an era

The 2018-2019 World Cup ski season kicks off for Vonn at the end of November at Lake Louise in Canada.