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The secret messages Lindsey Vonn wrote on her Olympic race suit

Lindsey Vonn
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The secret messages Lindsey Vonn wrote on her Olympic race suit

One message mirrors Vonn’s uniquely placed tattoo 

Look closely at Lindsey Vonn.

When NBC cameras zoom in on the two-time Olympic medalist, viewers will notice that she wrote a couple of messages on her uniform in permanent marker. 

On the thumb of her right glove, Vonn has the word “believe” in Greek. It mirrors a tattoo she has on the inside of a finger. 

“Signifying my last Olympics [in 2018] and just need to believe in myself,” Vonn said to NBC’s Nick Zaccardi



Lindsey Vonn

Vonn has the word “believe” in Greek on the thumb of her right glove. Credit: Getty Images

On her helmet, Vonn has the initials “D.K.” and a heart. It is meant to honor her late grandfather, Don Kildow. 



Lindsey Vonn

Her late grandfather, Don Kildow, served in the Korean War. Credit: Getty Images

Kildow, who served in the Korean War from 1952-54, died on Nov. 1. Watch to learn more about Vonn’s special relationship with her grandparents:

Vonn will return to competition Tuesday in downhill. She won the 2010 Olympic gold medal in the event.

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