Champions League Final Streaker Strikes Again At Ski World Cup With Kobe Bryant Tribute
The streaker who famously interrupted last year's Champions League final has struck again at the FIS Ski World Cup with a bizarre Kobe Bryant tribute.
Kinsey Wolanski donned a similar black swimsuit to the one she wore for her stunt last summer as she interrupted the Men's Slalom event in Schladming, Austria last night (Tuesday).
As she ran across the finish line, she held a sign above her head that read: "RIP KOBE 24 #LEGEND 24".
"I've never seen that in a World Cup ski race before!" :astonished:
Skiier's wild celebrations are ended by a streaker who beat him to the finish line :joy: pic.twitter.com/cT4A4G9JvL
- Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) January 29, 2020
The timing of the 23-year-old's slope invasion sparked some confusion, as she crossed the line slightly before Italian Alex Vinatzer, stopping the timer prematurely.
Vinatzer and his trainer then celebrated wildly, thinking he had beaten leader Clement Noel's time, unaware of Wolanski's shenanigans.
Fortunately, they were able to calculate Vinatzer's actual time with the backup timer and award him third position in the table.
You would think, with this being the World Cup and the competitors being elite athletes who dedicate their whole lives to the sport, that people might be a bit p***ed off with a random model meddling with the officiating of the event.
However, judging by the footage, it seems that barely anyone competing or watching gave a solitary s***, with almost everyone enjoying a good laugh and a giggle.
Beyond the interruption itself, streaking seems a pretty inappropriate way to pay tribute to a recently deceased sporting legend.
Since the news broke, tributes to the late great have flooded social media, with LeBron James sharing a touching tribute yesterday (Tuesday).
View this post on InstagramI'm Not Ready but here I go. Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had! I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA. Didn't think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we'd have. WTF!! I'm heartbroken and devastated my brother!! :cry::cry::cry::cry::broken_heart:. Man I love you big bro. My heart goes to Vanessa and the kids. I promise you I'll continue your legacy man! You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation:purple_heart::yellow_heart: and it's my responsibility to put this shit on my back and keep it going!! Please give me the strength from the heavens above and watch over me! I got US here! There's so much more I want to say but just can't right now because I can't get through it! Until we meet again my brother!! #Mamba4Life:heart::pray: #Gigi4Life:heart::pray:
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In Bryant's last post on social media, he had congratulated James for overtaking him on the league's all-time scoring list, taking up third place.
He said: "Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother."
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