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Picabo Street

Full name: Picabo Street
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: April 3, 1971 in Triumph, Idaho, United States
Affiliations: USSA
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Picabo Street is considered the greatest female power and speed skiier in American history. She first joined the U.S. Ski Team in 1989, at the age of 17. In 1993 she broke through at the World Championships, winning a silver medal in the Alpine combined. In 1994, she won her first World Cup downhill in addition to her Olympic silver medal. Her greatest years were 1995-96. In 1995 she won six World Cup downhills and the overall World Cup downhill title. She repeated the overal downhill title in 1996, winning another two World Cup downhills that year, and added a gold medal in the downhill at the World Championships and won a bronze in the Super-G at the Worlds. She did not win any World Cup races in 1997-98 but surprised by winning the Super-G at the Nagano Olympics. Shortly thereafter she sustained a very serious crash at a race in Switzerland, breaking her left femur and tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. After two years of rehab she returned to the ski circuit and raced again at the 2002 Winter Olympics before retiring. She has since worked as a commercial spokeperson for various companies. Growing up as a skiier in Sun Valley, a run was named after her, with the former “Plaza” run re-named as “Picabo’s Street.” Street was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame in 2005.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill United States USA 2 Silver
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing Women's Combined United States USA 10
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill United States USA 6
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Alpine Skiing Women's Super G United States USA 1 Gold
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill United States USA 16

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 2 1:36.59
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 6 1:29.54
2002 Winter 30 Salt Lake City Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 16 1:41.17

Women's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1998 Winter 26 Nagano Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 1 1:18.02

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 10 3:10.15
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing United States Downhill 2 1:28.19
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing United States Slalom 14 1:41.96
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing United States Slalom Run 1 13 52.59
1994 Winter 22 Lillehammer Alpine Skiing United States Slalom Run 2 14 49.37