When she woke on Thursday, the pain was so severe that she thought she would not compete, she told reporters. Yet just minutes before the super combined alpine event she decided to step back onto the same slope.
“I had a mountain to conquer and my own expectations to surpass. There were a lot of feelings at the start,” she told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
“I had to fight with myself. It was not just the skiing but the mental challenge.”