Sarah Hendrickson picking up where she left off

Updated: January 4, 2013, 1:22 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson outwitted gravity on such a consistent basis last season that it only makes sense she might be able to defy a few other laws of sporting physics as well.

Like the rule of thumb that says a young athlete will struggle with confidence after a significant surgery and layoff.

Or the unspoken expectation that a slump is inevitable after a string of great performances.

Or the conventional wisdom that it would be too much to ...

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