[Moblog] Nikki Stone
Nikki gave a powerful talk on overcoming adversity. She had a debilitating spinal injury just a couple years before Nagano, with ten different doctors telling her she'd never jump again. But one doctor told her that if she could strengthen her back muscles - through a very painful training regimen - she could jump again.
Her focus and her passion saw her through the grueling training, and made her the first American to ever medal in the sport (let alone win gold).