A Closer Look at Picabo
Picabo Street's name is synonimous with alpine skiing. Italy has Alberto Tomba. The U.S. has Picabo Street. Picabo's inspiration comes from her love of speed. She's been fearless since early childhood. This has made her the champion skier that she is today.
She joined the U.S. Junior Team when she was 15 years old and after just 2 years, had captured her first titles in U.S. Junior Downhill and Super G. In 1993, Picabo won the gold medal in the Super G at the U.S. Championships. From there, she entered the World Cup competiton and took the ski world by storm.
Street's dream of competing in the 2002 Olympic Games, truly demostrated her optimism, will, and desire to ski for the USA right in her own backyard. She was given the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch with hockey player Cami Granato, a memory she will never forget.
Picabo always said, " If it was meant to be, I will be on those steps in Salt Lake City. If now, I will be cheering for those who are, because those are all my friends."
After the race, she retired.
Picabo will be remembered as one of the most illustrious women skiers of her time.
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