The bib Lindsey Vonn wore as she tied Croatia's Janica Kostelic as the eighth most successful female World Cup skier of all time has broken the $1,000 barrier in an auction to aid the people of Haiti.
Vonn, who was recently named the USOC Female Athlete of the Year, followed up her victory in the Super-G at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy last Friday by making it five wins out of five in the World Cup downhill season, recording her 30th career win.
The 25-year-old’s bib has so far fetched the highest bid of those put up for auctions by the female competitors in Italy last weekend. You can make your bid for Lindsey's bib on eBay up until Friday.
The asking price of the bib of Vonn’s Red Bull stablemate and reigning men’s world champion Aksel Lund Svindal has topped the $2,200 mark, while Erik Guay’s comes in at a more modest $355.
Svindal came up with the idea to raise lots of money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake with Liechtenstein’s Marco Buechel at last weekend’s Hahnenkamm Downhill at Kitzbühel, Austria. Event winner Didier Cuche leads the way with bids topping $15,500.
The men’s auction is on the German version of eBay where they can be found by entering keywords such as 'Hahnenkamm', 'Haiti', 'Kitzbuhel', 'Startnummer', 'World Cup' and 'Charity'.
The women's bibs are on the U.S. version and can be found by searching for Cortina BIB to benefit Haiti.