COMPAGNONI Deborah (1970) Italy / Alpine skiing
She is to date, one of the best skiers of her generation. Despite frequent injuries, she always bounces right back, a description which could serve as her motto. She won the super G at Albertville, but the very next day fell during the slalom event and suffered from a torn ligament. Many thought her career was over.However, two years later at Lillehammer, Deborah Compagnoni took the Olympic title once more in the giant slalom. In the interim, she had collected seven world titles...only to face yet another injury.She made an impressive comeback at the Nagano games, managing to hold on to her giant slalom title she had previously won in Norway, whilst coming second in the slalom event.