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Lindsey Vonn: Everything You Need to Know About Vonn's Boyfriend Brad Walker

SCHLADMING, AUSTRIA - MARCH 18: (FRANCE OUT) Lindsey Vonn of the USA wins the Overall World Cup on March 18, 2012 in Schladming, Austria. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMarch 29, 2012

Lindsey Vonn is a gorgeous skiiing superstar who is unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, going through a divorce.

There's talk that she has a new man in her life right now, though, and luckily for you, we're here to tell you just who he is. 

According to the Austrian newspaper Österreich, via austriatimes.at, Vonn is being linked to American pole vaulter Brad Walker. 

Vonn, who is 27 years old, is coming off her fourth World Cup win in Austria, and the paper caught the two together, claiming they spent the night together at the Planai ski resort. 

Walker, who is 30 years old, is vying for a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London this summer. The paper said that Vonn planned to be rooting for Walker in London during the summer games, which is a a strong indication they are in fact an item. 

Of course, it's tough to believe rumors these days, so think what you want for now, but it's best to wait until Vonn speaks up about it. 

After all, there were tons of rumors about her and Tim Tebow dating, but nothing ever came of it. Vonn told Access Hollywood she was surprised at how fast everything spread. 

If she is indeed dating Walker, the pair would be quite the athletic power couple. Vonn is a dominant athlete herself, as many know, but few people have heard of Walker. 

Born on June 21, 1981, Walker was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, but attended high school in Spokane, Washington. 

In college, Walker pole vaulted for the Washington Huskies, where he set school records and was an NCAA indoor pole vault champion and three-time NCAA All-American.  

He's won gold medals at the 2006 and 2007 World Championships, but failed to clear a height in the preliminary rounds of the 2008 Olympics.

2008 looked to be a good year for Walker until he flopped at the Olympics. Before the summer games in Beijing, Walker "cleared an American record of 6.04m for the world’s highest clearance since 2001," according to iaaf.org. You can see his jump in the video below. 

His most recent efforts in the 2012 World Championships of Athletics earned him a bronze medal. 

Perhaps his new relationship with Vonn will give him extra strength and motivation to win big in London. After all, I highly doubt he wants his woman to be outperforming him in sports, but then again, maybe he likes that kind of stuff. 

 

 

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