United States’ Lindsey Vonn gets romantic as she binds a press discussion after holding a bronze endowment in a women’s downhill race, during a alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)
MADRID – Retired American Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn has won Spain’s Princess of Asturias endowment for sports.
The judges pronounced on announcing a esteem Wednesday that Vonn “has via her career done unusual contributions to a universe of sports.”
Vonn’s achievements embody a women’s record of 82 World Cup wins and 3 Olympic medals. She was forced to retire in Feb during age 34 after pang mixed injuries.
The 50,000-euro ($55,000) endowment is one of 8 Asturias prizes handed out yearly by a substructure named after Crown Princess Leonor. Other categories embody art, amicable sciences and systematic research.
Mountain climbers Reinhold Messner and Krzysztof Wielicki won final year’s prize. Other former winners embody Michael Schumacher, Carl Lewis, and Sergey Bubka.