Lindsey Vonn, who recently retired as one of the greatest ski racers ever, male or female, will be a part of Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue.
Sports Illustrated announced the news Friday in an Instagram video that includes Vonn, who can be collaborating in a Suit Factor photograph shoot for a 3rd time. She’d up to now gave the impression within the 2010 and 2016 editions of the problem.
On Feb. 1, the 34-year-old Vonn introduced her retirement from aggressive snowboarding, wrapping up some of the achieved careers in U.S. snowboarding historical past. Her ultimate pageant was once the arena championships in Sweden, the place Vonn her capped her occupation via incomes the bronze medal within the downhill. In all, Vonn has gathered 82 International Cup victories in her occupation — 2nd simplest to Ingemar Stenmark’s 86 — and was once an Olympic champion, successful gold within the downhill on the 2010 Wintry weather Video games in Vancouver.
Lindsey Vonn holds up medals received throughout her occupation after the downhill alpine snowboarding race on the international shampionships in Sweden. (Photograph: Jerome Prevost, USA TODAY Sports activities)
On Thursday, UFC fighter Paige VanZant announced that she would become the second fighter in UFC history to appear in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey was part of the issue in 2016.
This year, Sports Illustrated is moving the publication date of its Swimsuit Issue, pushing it from February to May.
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