Vonn in Austrian Hall of Fame
30th June 2010
The US skier put her hands and feet in wet cement. She follows a host of world-class athletes including Pele, Niki Lauda, Carl Lewis and Franz Beckenbauer.
Lindsey Vonn was offered the honour and said she would be delighted.
Vonn won the gold medal in the Vancouver Winter Olympics and is a three times World Champion.
“I’m proud and grateful to be among these impressive personalities now,” she told The Austrian Times.
Vonn has a base in Austria and is currently training; both in the gym and up on the Hintertux glacier.
Last week she said that winter was still going on, as we reported here on PlanetSKI, but now summer has most definitely come as temperatures have warmed up considerably.
Just before she set off she posted this comment on her Facebook page;
“I’m headed to Vienna right now for a special event called “Strasse der Sieger,” (street of champions) it’s where you put your hand prints in the cement, like the Hollywood blvd walk of fame. I’m so thrilled that they asked me to do this! I hope to see some of my Austrians fans there 🙂 bis gleich, xo Lv