Lindsey Vonn‘s cow was gifted. Vonn’s third of 24 World Cup victories came in 2005 at Val d’Isere. The prize given for winning the downhill was a choice between $3,000 and a cow. For every racer before Vonn, that choice seemed pretty straight forward. With the game show audience yelling at Vonn to take the cash, she instead nabbed the cow.
Olympia, Vonn’s cow, now lives in nearby Kirchberg, Austria with her baby calves Sunny and Karin. Full cow family. At the 2009 World Championships, Vonn won her first gold medals in Val d’Isere. Medals, cows, and world cups, Val D has been good to Lindsey Vonn.
Roger Federer’s cow is named Juliette. The 764 pound milking cow was also gifted. The beauty was given to Federer at a first round match of the Swiss Open in 2003. Federer had just returned victorious from Wimbledon, and the Swiss were eager to show appreciation to one of their own. Asked to name the 6-year-old cow on the spot, that’s when a clearly surprised Federer responded with “Juliette.”