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Champions League Final Streaker Strikes Again At Ski World Cup With Kobe Bryant Tribute

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).

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As she ran across the finish line, she held a sign above her head that read: "RIP KOBE 24 #LEGEND 24".


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.

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Kinsey Wolanski stopped the timer prematurely for skier Alex Vinatzer, causing some confusion. Credit: PA
Kinsey Wolanski stopped the timer prematurely for skier Alex Vinatzer, causing some confusion. Credit: PA

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.

Wolanski paid tribute to Kobe Bryant while streaking at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. Credit: Getty
Wolanski paid tribute to Kobe Bryant while streaking at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. Credit: Getty

Beyond the interruption itself, streaking seems a pretty inappropriate way to pay tribute to a recently deceased sporting legend.

The former Los Angeles Lakers star died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others.

Since the news broke, tributes to the late great have flooded social media, with LeBron James sharing a touching tribute yesterday (Tuesday).


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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Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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