Croatian ski racer and four-time Olympic gold medalist who is the only woman to have won 3 alpine skiing gold medals in one Olympics.
She began skiing when she was 3 years old and started training at age 9.
She won 5 gold medals at the World Skiing Championships in 2003 and 2005.
Her brother Ivica Kostelic is also a ski racer and her father Ante Kostelic is her skiing coach.
She took gold at the 2006 Winter Olympics where speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno also won the gold.