In 2002, Kelly Clark - then 18 years old - became the first American Olympic champion of the Salt Lake Games when she won gold in women's halfpipe... In the aftermath of Salt Lake, she struggled under the weight of being Olympic champion, but returned and nearly won a medal on an inspired final run in Torino... The 26-year-old is making her third Olympic appearance in Vancouver.
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.