Lindsey Vonn, husband to divorce
Lindsey Vonn said she will keep her married name. She was known as Lindsey Kildow before her 2007 marriage.
"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.
In addition to being her husband, Thomas Vonn coordinated his wife's interviews and served as a quasi-coach. He said he is ending all input concerning her career.
Lindsey Vonn won a gold medal in the downhill and a bronze in the super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
She also has won three overall World Cup titles and has 42 World Cup race victories, fourth place on the career list. She is also one of only five female skiers to win a race in all five Alpine disciplines.
-- Houston Mitchell
Photo: Lindsey and Thomas Vonn in 2010. Credit: Allessandro Della Bella / Associated Press