A CHORUS OF DOUBT.
SILENCED BY THE
A Humbling Moment.
The most daunting obstacle Picabo Street ever faced wasn’t injury, but herself. As an 18-year-old with natural talent, she had a brash attitude and lax fitness regime, which ended up costing her a spot on the U.S. Ski Team. But thanks to her father’s tough love, guidance, and unrelenting support, a humbled Picabo battled back to get in shape and rediscover her passion.
Getting Back on Track.
It was Picabo’s childhood dream to win an Olympic gold medal for Team USA, a feat her father once told her would “take everything you got.” The harder Picabo chased that dream, the truer those words rang. She won a silver medal in the downhill at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, became the first American to win a World Cup season title in 1995, but at the top of her game she suffered a torn ACL and MCL and spent 14 months going through intense rehabilitation. All of it in pursuit of that elusive gold medal, which she finally won in the Super G at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games.