Lindsey Vonn is a world champion athlete, three-time Olympic medalist and the most decorated female skier in history. In her first memoir, “Rise: My Story,” Vonn shares stories of her record-breaking skiing career, her struggle with depression and the bold decisions that helped her break down barriers on and off the slopes. Join Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET.


“I didn’t deal with depression until later in my career. After the Olympics… it was a very isolating time… Maybe a combination of the fact that the coaches didn’t believe in me but also because they demoted me. I went from having the best Olympic result on the women’s side to going back down to lower-level races… Not having anyone to lean on.” (Washington Post Live)
“They’ve really brought the conversation to a global scale that we haven’t seen before… The fact that Simone talked about it and pulled out of her competition in the Olympics really shed light on it in a way that hasn’t been done before.” (Washington Post Live)
“I think winning the Olympics in Vancouver was the most meaningful simply because… I had dreamed about it since I was a kid.” (Washington Post Live)

Lindsey Vonn

LINDSEY VONN is an Olympic gold medal–winning alpine ski racer who competed for the U.S. Ski Team. The most decorated female skier of all time, she holds four overall World Cup titles and is one of only six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing. She was also an NBC news correspondent during the 2014 Winter Olympics and is the founder of the Lindsey Vonn Foundation, which works to empower and enrich the lives of girls and young women. She lives in Park City, Utah.