Vonn Is Nation’s Favorite Female Athlete
Skier wins second-straight ESPY award
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Lindsey Vonn won an ESPY as Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday night, beating out snowboarder Kelly Clark and WNBA player Lauren Jackson to take her second-straight award in the fan-favorite category. Vonn, an Olympic gold medalist, won World Cup titles in 2011 in downhill, super G, and combined. She was in contention for the overall world cup title when ski officials canceled one of the season’s final events, leaving Vonn second to Austria’s Maria Riesch. Vonn has racked up 41 individual wins on the world cup and owns three world championship gold medals in addition to her Olympic title, making her the most successful skier in American history.
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