Vail’s Vonn wins two ESPY awards
July 15, 2010
LOS ANGELES – Vail’s Lindsey Vonn won two ESPY Awards on Wednesday, including female athlete of the year.
She also won for best female U.S. Olympic athlete.
Vonn, who trained with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail as a young skier, now lives in the Arrabelle at Vail Square in Lionshead as part of a sponsorship deal with Vail Resorts.
Vonn won a gold medal and a bronze medal in the Vancouver Olympics this winter, and she also won her third straight overall World Cup title this year.
“On behalf of all of us at Vail Resorts, we are positively thrilled for Vail’s hometown hero, Lindsey Vonn, on being honored by her millions of fans worldwide with two prestigious ESPY Awards this evening,” said Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz.
Drew Brees was the big winner at the ESPYs, collecting four trophies, including male athlete of the year.
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The New Orleans Saints quarterback also won best championship performance, NFL player and shared the team award with his Super Bowl champion colleagues.
The show was hosted by “Saturday Night Live” comic Seth Meyers and aired live on ESPN from the Nokia Theatre.
Landon Donovan of the U.S. national soccer team picked up three trophies, for best moment in a World Cup game against Algeria, best MLS player and the performance under pressure award.