Sporting world pays tribute to retiring Lindsey Vonn
The sporting world has shown a massive outpouring of respect for Lindsey Vonn after the most successful female skier of all time announced that she will compete in just one more event before retiring from the sport.
The Olympic champion will take to the slopes for the final time at the 2019 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, before hanging up her skis.
Her teammates, former rivals, and several Olympians have congratulated her on social media for a remarkable career.
Fellow Olympic champion Julia Mancuso competed against Vonn for many years and highlighted the inspiring role the 34-year-old played in her career.
Her retirement caught the eye of tennis legend Billie Jean King.
The former world number one wished her luck in the next step and applauded her bravery.
Vonn's fellow three-time Olympic alpine skiing medallist Alexis Pinturault paid tribute to the 'speed queen'.
While Team USA and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Federation joined in the celebrations of Vonn's career.
The triple Olympic medallist won 82 World Cup races as a professional.