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Lindsey Vonn shares challenges of dating Tiger Woods

Lindsey Vonn sitting

Lindsey Vonn has had a couple of public relationships and is used to being in the spotlight. But her first foray into being part of a celebrity couple came when she began dating Tiger Woods nearly a decade ago.

Vonn and Woods met in 2012 and began dating in 2013. They eventually split in 2015.

Vonn talked with Entertainment Tonight to promote her new book “Rise: My Story.” During the interview, she talked about what she learned regarding the challenges of dating someone as famous at Woods.

“I just think, generally, it’s really difficult to date anyone in the public eye, and I’ve always been a really open person. But I think I learned that there’s some things that need to be kept private,” Vonn shared. “And as much as I didn’t want to share everything that makes me happy and all the fun times that I had, that’s also just for me and my partner, and I didn’t need to share that. So it’s difficult, obviously, being in this position because everyone wants a scoop and no one wants to know what I’m doing.”

The experience Vonn gained from dating Woods helped her when she later dated hockey player PK Subban. The two dated for 2.5 years and broke up in late 2020 despite previously being engaged.

Vonn, an Olympic gold medal-winning skier, was linked to an actor in May. It’s unclear whether they are still dating, but Vonn has a much better idea now what to share publicly and what to keep private.

Photo: Sept 6, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA; Lindsey Vonn watches the Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Daniil Medvedev of Russia semifinal match on day twelve of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Lindsey Vonn admits she struggled with her body image

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn says that she struggled with her body image for a while.

Vonn, 36, retired from skiing in 2019. She won an Olympics gold medal and two bronzes during her skiing career, and an additional eight medals at World Championships.

The former skier talked about her mental struggles in an interview published by Yahoo Life on Monday. She said she used to have issues with her body image. She says that a lot of the issues arose after she became famous from the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

“And so I definitely struggled with (the negativity) and struggled with just confidence and body image for a long time. But now I’m kind of at a point where I just don’t care what other people think, to be honest. My body is my body and it’s helped me succeed in so many ways in life,” Vonn says of her current attitude.

Vonn says that while she used to workout for skiing purposes, now she has another reason.

“I’ve always worked out. But I’ve always worked out for a purpose, which is to compete. And now I work out for my mental health. I feel like honestly, it helps me more mentally than it does physically.”

Vonn was previously engaged to hockey player PK Subban. The two split in December. She has since begun dating an actor.

Lindsey Vonn now dating new boyfriend after PK Subban breakup

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn is dating someone new after her recent breakup with PK Subban.

Vonn is dating actor Diego Osorio, who is also the founder of a tequila company. Page Six shared photos of the two walking together in New York City.

Vonn, 36, was previously dating Subban. She and Subban began dating in 2018 and got engaged a year later. The two announced their breakup in December.

Vonn has also dated Tiger Woods.

The former skier has won a gold medal and two bronzes at the Olympics during her skiing career. She announced her retirement in 2019 due to injuries.

Lindsey Vonn, PK Subban selling Beverly Hills mansion after breakup

Lindsey Vonn PK Subban

Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban announced their breakup a few months ago, and now it’s time to start dividing things up. Accordingly, they are selling a home they purchased in April.

Vonn and Subban have listed their four-bedroom luxury home in Beverly Hills, Calif. for sale at $7.175 million. They purchased the home in April for $6.75 million and appear to believe market appreciation accounts for a 6 percent boost in value.

Vonn, a former Olympic gold medal-winning skier, and Subban, an NHL player, met in 2017. They announced a year later that they were dating. The two got engaged in 2019 and had plans to marry last year, but that was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They ended up announcing their breakup in late December with identical statements.

Vonn, 36, retired from skiing in 2019. Subban, 31, is a defenseman for the New Jersey Devils. He is in the second-to-last season of an 8-year, $72 million contract he signed with Montreal in 2014.

Lindsey Vonn, PK Subban announce their breakup

Lindsey Vonn PK Subban

Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban are splitting up.

The two announced on their social media channels Tuesday that they have broken up. They posted identical photos on their social media profiles and nearly identical statements announcing the move.

Here is the post from Vonn:

And this was Subban’s post:

Vonn and Subban have been dating since at least 2018. They got engaged in the summer of 2019 but were never married. Now they are splitting apart.

Vonn, 36, is a retired gold medal-winning Olympic skier. Subban, 31, is a defenseman for the New Jersey Devils.

Lindsey Vonn crashes in final super-G of her career

Lindsey Vonn disappointment

Lindsey Vonn crashed out of the super-G at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Sweden on Tuesday after losing control in mid-air, hitting a gate and having a panel fitted between the two poles get stuck in her boot.

Vonn hit the snow face-first and then skidded into a safety net. The crash looked bad and immediately caused a stir from the onlookers, including her teammates, opponents and one American fan who burst into tears.

“Everybody, cross your fingers or hold your thumbs. That didn’t look like a nice crash,” said American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin via ESPN. “She went really hard into the fence. Hopefully she is OK.”

The 34-year-old Vonn, who previously announced she will retire following her run at the super-G and Sunday’s downhill due to persistent injuries and knee pain, was immediately attended to by medical personnel before getting up and skiing down the hill.

Vonn is the all-time leader in women’s World Cup wins (82) and has three Olympic medals to her name (one gold).

Lindsey Vonn hung out with Cavs after Game 7 win

Lindsey Vonn emotional

The Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off one of their greatest victories in franchise history on Sunday and were fittingly met by an Olympic great afterwards.

The Cavs defeated the Boston Celtics on the road in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and after the game, skier Lindsey Vonn was among those waiting for them outside the locker room, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

Vonn, who is coming off a bronze medal victory last February in the women’s downhill competition at the PyeongChang Games, also posted some videos from the stands to her Instagram Story during the game.

The Cavs are apparently a rather popular team, as the 33-year-old skiing legend is just the latest big-name athlete to rub elbows with them.

15 best moments of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Ester Ledecka

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are in the books. Norway led the way in the medal count, bringing home 38 in total. Germany, including a surprising silver by their men’s hockey team, was next, and the U.S. was fourth with 23 medals.

From start to finish, there were shocking moments, controversies, messages of hope and peace, and some of the greatest athletic feats in the history of mankind.

Here’s a look at the 15 best moments from the 2018 Games:

15. North Korea and South Korea unite during opening ceremonies

Much was made over the North Koreans and South Koreans finding enough common ground so that both could compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. And while some of it may have been political posturing, at least for one brief moment, the two sides found peace and marched proudly under one flag during the opening ceremonies. It was in stark contrast to the 1988 Games held in Seoul, where the North Koreans not only refused to compete, but carried out a terrorist attack on a South Korean jetliner 10 months prior to the opening ceremonies. And considering North Korea could be seen from the mountain slopes in the Gangwon Province, it was particularly symbolic — a memorable and hopeful way to open the games.

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Lindsey Vonn unable to pull off miracle in slalom, does not medal in combined

Lindsey Vonn disappointment

Lindsey Vonn did not hide the fact that she did not prepare much for the slalom, and that showed in what was likely her final run in the Olympics.

Vonn entered the slalom portion of the super combined event as the leader after acing the downhill portion — her specialty. But very early on in her slalom run, she failed to clear one of the gates. She stopped her run after the mistake knowing that she would not medal and did not finish the course.

Vonn had said prior to the event that she had about three slalom runs since December. The lack of preparation for the event led her to acknowledge she needed a miracle.

“I think it’s going to come down to who can fight the hardest. I certainly know that I’m a pretty good competitor. I’m going to give it hell and maybe I can pull out a miracle,” Vonn had said prior to the event, via USA Today.

Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin took home gold in the combined, while Mikaela Shiffrin earned silver. Shiffrin’s time of 40.52 in the slalom ranked her third and helped her make up ground after she finished sixth in the downhill.

Lindsey Vonn changes skis after burning hers out in downhill

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn said on Twitter Thursday in South Korea that she will need to race with new skis during the combined event at the Olympics after burning hers out the day before in the downhill.

Vonn shared the following photo on Twitter and said that her skis got burnt out in the downhill race on Wednesday:

Some may view this as an excuse for not winning gold in the downhill, but it’s pretty impressive that Vonn still won a medal in the event despite an equipment failure.

It sounds like she was going so fast on the slopes that there was enough friction to melt part of the base of her skis. That sort of damage could be enough to have slowed her down to finish behind Sofia Goggia or Ragnhild Mowinckel. Vonn ended up 0.47 seconds behind Goggia and 0.37 seconds behind Mowinckel.