throw their poles in the air and spike their skis
dance around the finish area pounding their chest
congratulate other competitors
wave to friends and family
smile humbly and bow their head
What differences exist between the sports and the people that account for this difference of behavior in moments of triumph?
Top skiers at Squaw have established a modest ethos over the years and it has been a model of behavior for other upcoming champions.
Have there been skiers who celebrate with more flamboyance than the current norm? (Tomba?) Has the restrained behavior of the Austrian and Swiss champions through the years become the model for a winner's behavior.