Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Lindsey Vonn

Age: 25
Occupation: Olympic ski racer
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

Vonn wrote history in Vancouver, overcoming a shin injury to become the first American woman to win a gold medal in the downhill, the most prestigious ski race at the Games (she nabbed a bronze in the super-G too). She also clinched her third straight overall World Cup title, the first American, and second woman, to accomplish this feat.