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Lindsey Vonn Sports Illustrated Cover: Vail Resident Called Best American Woman Skier Ever

First Posted: 04/04/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:25 PM ET

Aspen resident Lindsey Vonn will be the cover girl for Sports Illustrated's Vancouver Olympic preview edition. The 25 year-old alpine skier will appear on the iconic magazine's cover accompanied by the words 'America's Best Woman Skier Ever.'

The lofty praise comes after Vonn dominated the field at the World Cup in Switzerland. In an interview with the AP, Vonn showed a confidence befitting someone dubbed 'the best ever.'

"I'm definitely in the best shape I've ever been in. Mentally and physically prepared."

However, Vonn tempered expectations in an interview with Reuters, claiming her "goal was to goal is to win one medal and it doesn't matter what color."

The opening ceremonies of the Olympics will be on January 12. Women's alpine skiing events will begin on the 14th.

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