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Janica Kostelic


1982 Born January 5 in Zagreb, Croatia
1985 Begins skiing at age 3
1996 Wins all 22 junior races she enters during the 1996-97 season and clinches junior titles in slalom and giant slalom
1998 Wins bronze medal in the super-G and silver in the combined event at the World Junior Championship in France
1998 Attracts attention with third-place finish in a slalom event at Park City, Utah, during her first World Cup season, 1998-99
1998 Finishes eighth in the combined events at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan; also finishes 24th in the giant slalom, 25th in the downhill, 26th in the super-G, and fails to finish the slalom
1999 Captures her first World Cup victory, in the combined event, in St. Anton, Austria
1999 Turns in disappointing performance at the World Championships in Vail, finishing seventh in the combined, 22nd in the super-G, 23rd in the slalom, 29th in the downhill and failing to finish the giant slalom
1999 Tears four ligaments in her right knee during training and misses most of the World Cup season
2001 Becomes overall Women's World Cup Alpine Champion on the strength of eight consecutive slalom wins and several giant slalom and super-G victories during 2000-01 season
2001 Finishes fifth in the slalom event at the 2001 World Championships
2002 Wins gold medals in combined, slalom, and giant slalom and silver medal in super-G at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah

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