The American ex-jeweler Lindsey Vonn, Olympic champion and double world gold, was honored this Wednesday with the Princess of Asturias Award for Sports 2019.
Vonn, retired this year from the professional competition after 19 seasons and with the women's record of 82 victories in the World Cup, has eight medals in World Championships (two golds, three silvers and three bronzes) and three medals in Olympic Games , one gold and two bronzes.
Twenty candidatures had been submitted to the award, and the jury that decided the prize was composed of Abel Antón; Alejandro Blanc; Vicente del Bosque; Miguel Carballeda; María Paz Corominas; Álex Corretja; Joaquín Folch-Rusiñol; Ernest Folch; Juan Ignacio Gallardo; Joan Llaneras; Sylvana Mestre; Luis Nieto; Santiago Nolla; Edurne Pasabán; Paloma del Río; Sitapha Savané; Alberto Suárez and Patricia García.
The jury decided to award the award to Vonn for his "excellent career" in the World Cup and the Olympic Games, for his "ability to excel" and for being "an example of sportsmanship".
The report, which has been read by the president of the jury, Abel Antón, has highlighted the "extraordinary contribution to the world of sports" of Vonn, who also highlights "for his commitment to future generations" to have created a foundation that takes its name in favor of the support and guidance of young women through the transmission of "educational values, sports and personal development", concludes the act.
It is the fourth prize in failure of the eight awarded annually by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, after the International Cooperation, awarded to Salman Khan and the Khan Academy, the Arts, the British playwright Peter Brook, and the Communication and Humanities , to the Prado Museum. . (tagsToTranslate) lindsey (t) vonn