The celebrated American skier Lindsey Vonn has asked the International ski Federation (FIS) to allow her to participate in the men’s downhill at the world Cup in lake Louise (USA).
It is expected that her request will be discussed at the pre-season FIS meeting in Zurich on 3 and 4 October, according to the portal Inside The Games.
“I want to test myself. If I could practice with men and to be on the same level, why can’t I compete with that? I won a lot of races for women and intends to move to the next level. I want to be where you need to give the maximum,” – said earlier a 32-year-old athlete in an interview with People magazine.
Lindsey Vonn is regarded by many experts as the strongest in the history of skier in downhill. American is the owner of two titles of world champion and four world Cups in the overall standings, and the record holder for number of victories at the stages of these competitions. At the Olympic games 2010 in Vancouver she won gold in downhill and bronze in super-g.
In 2012, Vonn had already tried to attend the men’s competition, but then was rejected by the FIS.