Lindsey Vonn was not impressed when a magazine suggested a rival might be the greatest skier of all time – and she had the facts to back up her bemusement.
A headline from Outside Magazine featured reigning overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin along with the caption: “Shiffrin is the greatest skier of all time. (Discuss.)”
Vonn, a 20-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic medallist, took to Twitter to set the debate straight, posting a screenshot from Wikipedia that highlighted her achievements.
She’s got a point…
However, it was a tiny bit awkward for Shiffrin, who is widely considered the successor to Vonn’s alpine ski crown.
Still, the American took it all in good taste, telling Vonn on Twitter: “Trust me girl, we all know you da GOAT and my name isn’t even close to making that list yet.”
That promoted Vonn to reply: “No worries girl, that tweet wasn’t intended for you. Happy that another strong woman is on the cover of a magazine and it’s great for skiing as well as you.”