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Slovenia’s Biggest Pop Star Just Tied for a Gold Medal

Culture

Slovenia’s Biggest Pop Star Just Tied for a Gold Medal

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Her name is Tina Maze, and she is better at life than you and I. The 30-year-old Slovenian was already one of the best alpine skiers in the world when she released the single “My Way Is My Decision” last year. The power ballad’s video broke all kinds of Slovenian YouTube records, and features a glammed-up Maze dancing while belting out the chorus, “Take a look at me now/’Cause I’m living my dream.” Little did Maze know that she wasn’t actually living her dream at that point. It was all a run up to her actual dream, which she got to live today when she tied with Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin for the gold medal in women’s downhill, the first time it’s ever happened in the sport.