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Janica Kostelic

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Janica Kostelić (born January 5, 1982 in Zagreb) is an accomplished female skier from Croatia. Her chief discipline is slalom skiing.

After coming back from a knee injury in year 2001, she won the Alpine Skiing World Cup that year. In the 2002 Winter Olympics she won three gold medals and a silver in alpine skiing disciplines, the first Winter Olympic medals ever for an athlete from Croatia.

In 2003 she won the world cup again. In early 2004 she was again taken away from the skiing fields by a knee injury.

She was born to a winter sport family: her father Ante Kostelić is also her trainer and her older brother Ivica Kostelić is a renowned skier on his own accord.

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