Austrian alpine skier Hermann Maier knows what it means to overcome adversity. During the downhill at Nagano in 1998, he lost control and took a spectacular fall. He flew more than 100 meters through the air and crashed through two retaining fences. Incredibly, he not only survived without serious injury, but three days later he won the super-G gold medal. Three days after that, he won a second gold medal in giant slalom.

Maier faced another challenge when he was injured in a 2001 motorbike accident. He had to withdraw from the Salt Lake City Games. But, "The Herminator" was undaunted. At 34, he competed at Turin in 2006 and won two medals: silver in the super-G and bronze in the giant slalom.

You can learn more about Hermann Maier at http://www.olympic.org/hermann-maier

You can follow alpine skiers and other Olympians on the Olympic Athletes' Hub at http://hub.olympic.org.

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  • olympicsAustrian alpine skier Hermann Maier knows what it means to overcome adversity. During the downhill at Nagano in 1998, he lost control and took a spectacular fall. He flew more than 100 meters through the air and crashed through two retaining fences. Incredibly, he not only survived without serious injury, but three days later he won the super-G gold medal. Three days after that, he won a second gold medal in giant slalom.

    Maier faced another challenge when he was injured in a 2001 motorbike accident. He had to withdraw from the Salt Lake City Games. But, "The Herminator" was undaunted. At 34, he competed at Turin in 2006 and won two medals: silver in the super-G and bronze in the giant slalom.

    You can learn more about Hermann Maier at http://www.olympic.org/hermann-maier

    You can follow alpine skiers and other Olympians on the Olympic Athletes' Hub at http://hub.olympic.org.

    #olympics

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  • morgenzauer_officialOne of the biggest legends of my country. #Austria
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  • dleagencyMaier was a man among boys. His story is legendary.
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  • _noel11_That's amazing. Just proves determination can make you do anything
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  • jhonnywalkOne day our childs will tell us about some skier "He is the best skier ever" and we will answer "No Hermann Meier was better."
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