Monday, February 24, 2014

Athlete Profile: Tina Maze

Tina Maze made her stamp on the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a gold in Giant Slalom for Slovenia. Maze has long been in the shadows of US Olympic skier, Lindsey Vonn but in 2014, perhaps because of Vonn's absence, Maze emerged with a gold medal for Slovenia  Maze's win was even more impressive due to the conditions in which she skied, rainy and wet. So much so that her celebration after winning the gold was borderline swimming in the slush.  Tina Maze's run also ruined the Olympic debut of Mikaela Shiffrin, the 18 year old skiing prodigy.  Maze's giant slalom gold medal marks her second of the Olympics and has helped her earn the title of greatest Slovenian Skier of all time.

"Tina Maze Wins Second Sochi Gold in Giant Slalom under Tough Conditions." Guardian News and Media, 18 Feb. 2014. Web. 24 Feb. 2014.

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