Three-time Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn announced her retirement this afternoon, after 19 years as a top-level competitor and four Winter Olympics for the U.S.A. Vonn, 34, announced the news on Instagram, saying that her last race will be the world championships in Sweden next week.
Vonn will leave the sport as the most dominant female ski racer in history. Her 82 World Cup wins are the most ever for a woman, and she will fall just short of Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 86. “Retiring without reaching my goal is what will stay with me forever,” she wrote. “However, I can look back at 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, 7 World Championship medals and say that I have accomplished something that no other woman in HISTORY has ever done, and that is something that I will be proud of FOREVER!”