After a season of sorrow in which they had to bury one of their own, the French team got to exult in a surprising victory. Carole Montillet captured the women's Olympic downhill on Tuesday despite never having won a downhill on the World Cup circuit.
Daniela Ceccarelli was born to ski. It just took her a long time to become a winner. The Italian picked the perfect spot for her first international victory, winning the Olympic super giant slalom Sunday.