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American history was made when 25-year-old Lindsey Vonn won the first gold medal in downhill speed skiing on Wednesday.  The last time an American woman won a gold medal in any Alpine speed skiing event was in 1988 when Picabo Street competed in the super giant (super G) slalom race.

“I dreamed about what this would feel like but it is much better in real life,” said the 25-year-old.” (CNN.com)

Despite sustaining a shin injury and feeling  pressure to win since losing in the last Olympics, Vonn pressed on and made a strong comeback on the slope, fulfilling all expectations and the ultimate Olympic dream.

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