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Picabo Street


1971 Born April 3 in Triumph, Idaho
1978 Started organized racing because she wanted to "race the boys"
1985 Lands a spot on the U.S. junior ski team—she's fifteen years old
1986 Moves up to work with the U.S. ski team for the 1987-88 season
1988 Wins the national junior downhill and Super G titles
1989 Joins U.S. Ski Team
1990 Suspended from the team for her attitude and her tendency to stay out past curfew and falling out of shape
1991 Returns to the U.S. ski team in better shape and with a better attitude
1992 Ranked eighth in the world, Picabo is the U.S. ski team's top racer
1993 Takes the World Championship silver medal in combined downhill and slalom in Morioka, Japan (also wins gold at U.S. Alpine Championships)
1994 Earns her first silver medal in the downhill at Winter Olympics
1994-95 Becomes the first American to win the World Cup women's downhill championship
1996 Captures the World Cup women's downhill for a second time
1996 Suffers a serious knee injury in December after crashing on a course
1998 Brings home gold medal for the super giant slalom (Super G) after slowly recovering from her injury and returning full strength in time for the games
1998 Breaks her left femur in March in final World Cup race of the season. Suffers several other injuries following her broken leg. She is out of action for 33 months
2001 Kicked off the slopes at Copper Mountain for skiing too fast on an intermediate run
2001-02 Leading downhill qualifier for U.S. Olympic ski team
2002 Retires from competetive skiing after finishing 16th in Women's Olympic downhill

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