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Speed Thrills

1964

Egon Zimmermann, of Austria, won the gold medal in the downhill with the best race of his career, finishing .74 of a second ahead of France's Leo Lacroix.

1984

Debbie Armstrong, a virtual unknown from Seattle, stunned the field—and earned the U.S. its first gold medal of the Sarajevo Games—with a win in the giant slalom.

1998

Hermann Maier suffered a spectacular, and disastrous, fall in the downhill, but the Austrian World Cup champion recovered to win the gold medal in the Super G in Nagano.

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