MEAD-LAWRENCE Andrea (1943) United States / Alpine skiing
With a two-second lead over her pursuer, this American skier took home the gold for the giant slalom at the Oslo games in 1952. It was something that had never before been seen at the winter games.An out-and-out winner, she also got the gold in the special slalom. Two golds at the tender age of 19 were a promising start to her career. But, alas, she never followed up her success in Norway.