Your goal was to get one gold medal, now you have two.
It’s incredible. I was just looking for one gold medal and got that in the super G. I was looking for a medal in the super combined and it didn’t work out so it made me hungrier
Just like the super G, I raced with my heart. I raced well. I had good tactics, especially on the bottom where girls were losing time.
I’m so happy. It’s been an incredible World Championships for me. I hope things continue to go well.
Is it hard for you to be in the same company as great heroes like Andrea Mead Lawrence, Gretchen Fraser and others?
It’s really weird. I just feel honored to be with those great ski legends. I don’t picture myself among such great skiers. I’m still just trying to ski my best everyday. I feel like I’m breaking a lot of records, but I’m just out doing my job and I love what I’m doing. I’ll just keep working hard to do as well as I can.
The downhill is really your event, isn’t it?
Downhill is my favorite event, it always has been since I met Picabo Street. She always inspired me. For some reason I’ve always been drawn to the speed, the adrenaline, the rush of it all. It’s an amazing discipline. I’ve always wanted to win at a big event and I feel like it’s a big breakthrough for me. I was able to do it despite being nervous. My husband and I really worked through it. I’m going to take what I learned today to the Olympics and hopefully I’ll be able to do well there.