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.
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.