DI CENTA Manuela (1961) Italy / Nordic skiing
After a miserable set of results at the Albertville games, this female cross-country skier aimed to put things right in Lillehammer in '94. At the time, she was nursing a broken heart and her performance was sub-standard.In Norway, as if reborn, she won 4 medals: two gold medals for the 15 and 30 km races and two silver medals for the 5 and 10 km races. She also won a bronze medal in the team relay event. This meant that in each of the races in which she took part, she won a medal.However, at the Nagano games in '98 in the Japanese Alps, she had to be content with retaining only the bronze medal for the team relay event.