Lindsey Van

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Lindsey Van (born November 27, 1984) is an American ski jumper who has competed since 2002. Van won a gold medal in the inaugural women's ski jumping event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec and has a total of eight Continental Cup victories in her career.

Van was a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the organizers of the 2010 Winter Olympics; she and other female ski jumpers claimed that their rights were violated because only male ski jumpers were permitted to compete in the Vancouver Olympics. Yahoo Sports, March 9, 2009 However, she alienated many supporters when she characterized the Canadian legal system as "weak" and said the International Olympic Committee were "like the Taliban of the Olympics."

Going into the Vancouver 2010 Games, Van held the K95 hill record of 105.5 meters at the site of the 2010 Olympic ski jumping events., with Simon Ammann now holding the hill record with a jump of 108.0 meters. FIS Ski Jumping, retrieved March 3,...
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