Lindsey Vonn gets permission from the quarterback’s brother to strike a familiar pose.
For all her dominance on the ski slopes, Lindsey Vonn had never won a major race in his home state of Colorado. Heck, she had never even won a World Cup competition in the United States.
So when she crossed the finish line with the fastest time in Wednesday’s Super-G in Beaver Creek, Colorado, Vonn was glad. Then, like any good native of Colorado, she honored the heroes of the latest state folk. For when Lindsey came to the podium, she celebrated her victory by taking a knee and Tebowing.
She had permission to do Tim Tebow’s brother, Robby. The two met at the ESPY ceremony this summer and have become close friends since. (They are not dating, the newly single Vonn insists.) Before she went up the hill to the race, she said she asked if Tebow’s brother was all right, if she celebrated with Tim’s patented and celebrated well posed.
“I asked if Tim would be upset if I did,” Vonn told reporters. “I said if I won in Colorado, I would, ‘Go Broncos. And I did. Obtained to represent. ”
Vonn finished 0.37 seconds ahead of second place finisher and extended its lead in the overall World Cup. It was the 46th career victory for the native of Vail, tying her for third on the list of all time.
“I still can not believe it, really,” said Vonn. “Getting a chance to win at home with a home crowd here is just more than I have expected.”