Lindsey Vonn, Olympic gold medalist, divorcing Thomas Vonn

lindsey-thomas-vonn-getty.jpgThe face of the U.S. Women's ski team and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is divorcing her husband Thomas Vonn. The two married in 2007.

"This is an extremely difficult time in my personal life and I hope the media and my fans can respect my need for privacy on this matter," Vonn says in a statement.

In addition to being Lindsey's husband, Thomas also served as one of her chief advisers. Thomas Vonn himself has an extensive skiing background having participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics in the the Super-G.

Vonn passed on the season-opener World Cup slalom on Sunday (Nov. 27) after slightly injuring her back. But she expects to be set for the next competition in Lake Louise, Alberta.

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