Olympic Heroes Then and Now

Picabo Street

Then: Picabo Street popped onto the scene in 1994 with a silver-medal performance in downhill skiing at the Lillehammer Olympics. The next year, she took home America’s first-ever World Cup title in downhill skiing. Then the second a year later. Over the next two years, a torn ACL and a nasty crash threatened her career, but the Triumph, Idaho, native (fitting, huh?) bucked the odds, winning gold in the Super G at the ’98 Games in Nagano.