Lindsey Vonn has had an incredible career so far, as she has won numerous races and broke many records. Lindsey Vonn will turn 33 in October and has already said she wants to finish her career after the 2018-2019 season. She currently has 77 wins in the World Cup and is nine victories behind Ingemar Stenmark for the most wins of all-time. She has won the World Cup overall championship four times, gold medal in the World Championship twice, and won the gold medal in women's downhill in Vancouver at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She received Laureus Sportswoman of the Year in 2010 and was chosen by the United States Olympic Committee as the sportswoman of the year.

She has had many problems with injuries that made her miss parts of a couple of seasons, including almost the entire 2014 season.

Lindsey Vonn wants to compete against men

The Bleacher Report wrote that the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) will make a proposal to FIS and seek a license for Lindsey Vonn to compete against men at Lake Louis in 2018. Vonn has been wanting to compete against men for several years now, and it seems that it just might happen in 2018. This idea has been discussed in the past, but it never came to life because FIS didn't want to break their rule that didn't allow the men to compete against women. The head of FIS said that it will be a challenge to make a race like this happen and that they aren't sure that this is the way they want to go.

USSA will have to make a plan on how this race should be organized, but there could be some problems. Problems with this race will be discussed next week in Switzerland at FIS' autumn meeting.

The Battle of the Sexes

The situation with Lindsey Vonn is different from Billie Jean King's situation in 1973, as her participation in men's race isn't a way to show her or other women that they are superior or inferior to men, but is instead, a sign of respect and admiration for a fantastic sportswoman with an amazing career.

Travis Ganong said to ESPN that he likes this idea and that this would be a great way to get people excited for something new in skiing. It is obvious why Vonn would like to race at Lake Louis, as that is her favorite place to ski and she has won there 18 times. She stated during the summer that she would like to organize an exhibition race against men, similar to Billie Jean King's game if the FIS doesn't let her race in the World Cup. Her first goal has been to compete against men in the World Cup and we hope she fulfills her goal.