100% american here
how does this not qualify you as a hero?
, born October 18, 1984) is an alpine ski racer
on the U.S. Ski Team
. She is the first American woman to win back-to-back overall World Cup
championships, which she has done in 2008
She has also won World Cup discipline championships in downhill (also
back-to-back) and Super G (the first American woman to do so). With 28
World Cup wins in four disciplines (downhill, Super G, slalom and super
combined) and two World Championship
gold medals (plus two World Championship
silver medals), she has become the most successful American woman skier in World Cup history.