To close our series of the best moments of Alpine Skiing in the Winter Games we bring you a spectacular video of the top 5 of the most courageous Alpine Skiers in Olympic History: Lindsey Vonn (USA), Peter Fill (Italy) Kjetil Aamodt (Norway), Patrik Jaerbyn (Sweden), and Hermann Maier (Austria).
At Torino 2006, 21-year-old Lindsey Kildow (Vonn) set the best time in the first Downhill training. In the second training in the Fraiteve Olympique course fell and was hit violently. She was evacuated by helicopter to the Hospital. Two days later she finished 8th in the Downhill.
Four years later, in Vancouver in 2010, Lindsey Vonn sensationally took the gold medal in the extremely difficult Women's Downhill held in the Franz's course. Through 2019, it was the sole victory for the United States in the Women's Downhill at the Winter Games.
At Vancouver 2010, Peter Fill, an Italian speed specialist, finished 15th in the Downhill. Four days later, in the Super-G, Fill missed the penultimate gate and hit the final one falling spectacularly. Two days later he finished 8th in the Downhill run of the Combined event but DNF the Slalom run.
At Vancouver 2010, Swedish skier Patrick Jaerbyn with bib number 29 went full attack in the Super-G. In a risky line, he came at a gate too straight. He clashed and fell violently. With a serious concussion, he was airlifted to the Hospital. From the Hospital bed, he called Aksel Lund Svindal to congratulate him on winning gold with a fantastic performance.
At Nagano 1998, the spirit of the Games was exemplified by Alpine skier Hermann Maier of Austria. He took a spectacular fall in the Downhill, flying off the slope at 120km/h and remaining air-bound for more than 3.5 seconds. He cemented his legend when he won the Super-G just three days after his horrific crash. He courageously came back to earn gold medals in both the Super-G and the Giant Slalom.