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Skier Lindsey Vonn imitates Tim Tebow after victory

December 9, 2011 |  9:24 am

FabforumSkier Lindsey Vonn finally won her first World Cup race held in the U.S., then paid tribute to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow by "tebowing" at the podium.

"Tebowing" is what it's called when he takes to one knee and prays during football games.

Tim Tebow's brother, Bobby was at the super-G race, which was held in Beaver Creek, Colo. Vonn asked him if a "Tebowing" celebration would be OK. He gave his blessing.

The race was scheduled originally for Val d'Isere, France, but was moved to Colorado because of insufficient snow in France, giving Vonn a chance for her first victory in the U.S.

"It was awesome," Vonn said. "I looked up in the crowd and saw a lot of kids. I saw a lot of American flags waving, and it's really special. . . . I've always wanted to race here at home, since the world championships in '99 when I was a course slipper. Of the 46 wins I have so far, this has probably been the most special."

Vonn, 27, is already the most successful U.S. racer in World Cup history. Now she is tied with Austria's Renate Goetschl​ in third place on the all-time list for women's World Cup wins. The record, 62, is held by Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria.

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Photo: Lindsey Vonn does her best Tim Tebow impression. Credit: John B. Mabanglo / EPA.

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