The bib which Lindsey Vonn wore as she drew level with 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 in aid of the people of Haiti.
Vonn 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 downhill on the Olympia delle Tofane piste, recording her 30th career win to leapfrog Maria Riesch at the top of the overall standings.
The 25-year-old’s bib has become the most expensive 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 29 January 2010.
The men’s bibs are attracting far higher sums. 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 girls' bibs are on the US version and can be found by searching for Cortina BIB to benefit Haiti.
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