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Olympic skiing gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is officially back on the market.

The 27-year-old has filed for divorce from Thomas Vonn, Yahoo! reports.

"This is an extremely difficult time in my personal life and I hope the media and my fans can respect my need for privacy on this matter," she said in a statement.

Thomas Vonn, a former Olympic skier himself, had been her chief adviser and scheduler. "[I will] continue to be coached by the U.S. ski team," Lindsey added.

Lindsey and Thomas Vonn

Their relationship caused a rift between Lindsey and her father Alan Kildow, due in part to their nine-year age difference. Kildow, who was replaced by Thomas as her coach and mentor, was not invited to the couple's 2007 wedding.

Lindsey is one of five women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing: Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Combined.

The Minnesotan won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Equally impressively, SI published these ludicrously hot Lindsey Vonn photos.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Even a Gold medalist can be a Belieber.

Upon winning the Best Female Athlete at the ESPY Awards last night for the second consecutive year, skier Lindsey Vonn took to the stage, thanked ESPN, her husband and her fans... and then asked Justin Bieber if he'd take a photo with her for Facebook.

The singer obviously obliged, as you can see HERE. Check out the speech below.

In other ESPY news related to this pair: Vote on Justin versus Dirk Nowitzki in a Fashion Face-Off, and then do the same with Vonn versus Serena Williams.

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Lindsey Vonn is dominant on the slopes.

Serena Williams is among the best all-time on the hard court, clay and grass.

But we've found a surface on which both these athletes shine even brighter: the red carpet.

Vonn and Williams posed for photographers at last night's ESPY Awards in Los Angeles and neither held anything back, especially when it came to their cleavage. Wowza! Compare the beauties here and try to choose a winner, aside from every male on the planet, that is...

Fashion Face-Off!

They are good at sports and they looked REALLY good in a dress. Compare Lindsey Vonn to Serena Williams now. View Poll »

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The ESPY Awards were handed out last night in L.A. and the red carpet was sizzling - in no small part thanks to the pair of statuesque blondes below.

Lindsey Vonn is not only an Olympic champion skier, but a woman whose provocative Sports Illustrated cover caused quite a stir earlier this year.

Basically, she's the coolest chick alive. Except perhaps for Erin Andrews, the ESPN reporter who enjoyed a little home field advantage last night.

They both looked pretty terrific Wednesday, not surprisingly. Who wins a style showdown between the two, though? Well, that's for you to decide.

Vote in our survey below!

  • A Lindsey Vonn Pic
  • Andrews, E.

Who looked better at the ESPYs?

 

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The Academy of Country Music Awards brought out the best performers in that genre, and in the case of the two ladies below, some of the best in style.

Not that it's hard to look fashionable when you're perpetual country queen Carrie Underwood or Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn. Not bad genes.

As we saw with Camila Alves and Faith Hill, the celebrity style showdown below pits one country superstar against a gorgeous, albeit out of place star.

Lindsey certainly can't compete with Carrie in the music department - she won Entertainer of the Year last night - but she is a gold medalist. So there!

It's all about the fashion, though. Who do you think looked better last night? A tough call, we know. But you're up for it. Just vote in our survey below ...

  • A Gorgeous Carrie
  • Lovely Lindsey Vonn

Carrie vs. Lindsey: A clash of titans. [Photos: Splash News]

Who was the Academy of Country Music Awards' best dressed?

 

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As we write this article, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of winning the Gold Medal in Women's Downhill. It will be the skier's first-ever Olympic title.

Congratulations are very much in order for Vonn, but she'd have been a winner in the eyes of men across the nation regardless of how she fared this week on the slopes.

That's because Vonn and teammate Hannah Teter posed seductively in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, bravely eschewing shirts despite the cold temperatures around them. Talk about Gold Medal winning form!

Topless in the Cold

Vonn was also featured on the cover of that magazine's Olympic prevew, which created quite a stir for the way it depicted her backside.

You can go vote now on whether or not the cover photo is sexist, but there's no denying the classification of the pictures below: they are nothing but SEXY!

  • SI Sex Pot
  • Lindsey Vonn Photo
  • Ugly Bathing Suit
  • Vonn, Lindsey
  • Sports Illustrated Photo
  • Winter Hottie
  • The Talented and the Beautiful

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They're competing against each other for medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics, but that's nothing compared to this.

Lindsey Vonn and Hannah Teter are U.S. teammates and Sports Illustrated models.

They both posed for that magazine's iconic Swimsuit Edition this year and have caused quite a stir between those that think female athletes should be proud of their bodies and those that think women will never be taken seriously if they play up their sexuality.

It's actually an interesting debate, made relevant this month by Vonn's SI Olympic Preview cover. But it's not the one we're focused on here.

Instead, we want readers to study the photos below and chime in: Which skier's moguls would you rather jump off... if you know what we mean!

  • Lindsey Vonn Pic
  • Hannah Teter Picture

 

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The latest issue of Sports Illustrated dubs Lindsey Vonn as "America's Best Woman Skier Ever."

If any controversy were to arise over this issue, you'd think this statement would be the cause. But there's no room for debate, considering Vonn is the first U.S. woman to win back-to-back overall World Cup championships.

Instead, Vonn's pose is creating a stir. It's not difficult to see why:

Lindsey Vonn SI Cover

The question at stake is a common refrain when female athletes are depicted in a sexual manner:

Is this objectifying them, or celebrating them? Is is sexist to highlight Vonn's beauty, or merely the job of any photographer to bring out what's most attractive about a subject?

An editorial on womantalksports.com reports that only 4% of Sports Illustrated covers feature women and these "are more likely than not to be in sexualized poses and not in action - and the most recent Vonn cover is no exception."

Then again, Danica Patrick has never been shy about playing up her sexuality - and it's led to a surge in popularity for her sport and for herself.

SI has clearly tilted the photo above to highlight Vonn's... assets. Is this right or wrong? Do you think the cover shot is sexist?

 

For a contrast, we've posted a photo of Vonn ran by The New York Times this week. Check it out below.

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