Under Armour Talks Lindsey Vonn

The UA-sponsored athlete has withdrawn from the Winter Olympics.

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn

Photo By Getty Images

In a surprise announcement, Under Armour-sponsored athlete Lindsey Vonn withdrew from the Winter Olympics on Tuesday.

The downhill skier and 2010 gold medalist has been a brand partner for years and recently helped launch the label’s winter marketing campaign. She announced her decision Tuesday, citing knee injuries as the cause. 

While Under Armour executives were unavailable for comment, the company released the following statement:

"Lindsey Vonn is one of the most iconic athletes of this generation, and we are honored that she is such an integral part of the Under Armour family and an exemplary ambassador for the brand. Her strength, drive and relentless will to compete despite severe injury are reflective of her true love for the sport and her undeniable spirit. We wish Lindsey a speedy recovery to full health and look forward to seeing her back out on the hill for the continuation of her remarkable career."

load comments


Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.
News from WWD

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

getIsArchiveOnly= hasAccess=false hasArchiveAccess=false