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Lindsey Vonn Wins Gold, Would Prefer Another Cow

American Lindsey Vonn won her first major ski gold medal today, but still pines for the days when she was paid for victories in livestock.

Vonn provisionally won the super-G at the World Championships at Val D'Isere, France, beating local favorite Marie Marchand-Arvier in a strong technical lower section.

Lindsey Vonn spared a thought for her cow Olympia and her husband Thomas after seizing the gold medal in the world championship super-G on Tuesday, the American's first title at a major event. Vonn was given the cow for winning a World Cup downhill at Val D'Isere in December 2005.


The plus side here: A very attractive female athlete who is actually good. The minus: She won't shut up about the cow.

"I like Val d'Isere and that's where my cow's from," she said. "I hope I can make a little more history here."

Vonn is trying to become the first woman to win five medals at the same championships, and if she succeeds, she won't have to care for those annoying Von Trapp children anymore.

Vonn Wins First Major Gold Medal [Universal Sports]
Cow And Husband In Vonn's Thoughts After Gold Run [Universal Sports]

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