This is the definition of AMAZEBALLS!
Women’s downhill skiing got not one but TWO champions today!
Slovenian Tina Maze and Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin finished their runs with the EXACT same time: 1 minute 41.57 seconds!
And that is an Olympic first!
Never before have two alpine skiers finished with the same time and tied for a gold medal!
These ladies raced down the mountain at speeds of nearly 65 mph and experts say the difference between them finishing in a tie or finishing .01 seconds behind is a matter of inches!
But the tie wasn’t the only first from the event!
With Tina Maze’s win, she gives Slovenia their first EVER gold medal in a winter Olympics!
She expressed just how happy she was to win gold for her country, saying:
"I have been dreaming about this since I was little. It's a great feeling because Dominique and I are pretty good friends. We have the same mentality. It's good to see her winning gold, too. I am very happy for her.”
The bronze went to Lara Gut of Switzerland. American Julia Mancuso finished way back at 8th.
Congratz to all of these ladies!
[Image via AP Images.]
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