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A few months before the Salt Lake Winter Olympics got under way, Croatian skier Janica Kostelic was recovering from surgery on her knee and her chances of even participating looked mighty slim. But by the end of February 2002 Kostelic had carved herself into the record books. She was to become the first woman to win four alpine skiing medals at the same Games, and her three golds were also an unprecedented achievement in the sport.

Alpine Skiing, Croatia, KOSTELIC, Janica, Skiing, Slalom, Women,

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