SCHLADMING, Austria — The Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn, whose record-breaking ski racing career has frequently mixed stirring triumph with frightening spills, tore two knee ligaments in a tumbling crash Tuesday and will need reconstructive surgery.

Lindsey Vonn (USA), crowned world champion in the discipline in Val d'Isere four years ago, tumbled down the Streciher piste and seriously hurt her right knee in a Super-G race taking place nearly four hours behind

For a true sense of what happened to Lindsey Vonn, go to the freeze frame. In real time her crash in the super-G event at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, was over in a millisecond — it looked like a fireball encased in

By KELLEY McMILLAN. Published: February 6, 2013. SCHLADMING, Austria — One day after Lindsey Vonn's season-ending crash, she said she planned to come back better than ever for the 2013-14 World Cup season.

SCHLADMING, Austria (TheBlaze/AP) — A dangerous accident during a winter sports event has sent another athlete to the hospital within the last two weeks. Lindsey Vonn crashed during the super-G (a super giant slalom)