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Seven years after striking gold as a teenager, Roffe took an Olympic silver medal in the giant slalom at Albertville 1992, but she came to Lillehammer having not won a major race for nine years. There was a feeling she was still waiting for the defining success that her talent demanded.
Two years earlier, she had been the first skier out of the gate and taken silver. Remarkably fate repeated itself when she drew number one on the list for the super-G in Lillehammer and took to the course for the first time. She crossed the line in 1 min 22.15 secs but, as ever with the opening run, it was very hard to know how good a time that was. Only when the following skiers struggled to match her effort did it become apparent that Roffe had produced something special.