Stacey Cook gains confidence from crash

Updated: February 12, 2013, 3:22 PM ET
By Jim Caple

Stacey Cook remembers standing in the starting gate at the 2010 Winter Olympics, waiting for her downhill training run on the Whistler slopes. The next thing she remembers from that day is being in a CAT scan machine "and having no idea where I was."

Cook had suffered a horrendous crash. Skiing down the course in such heavy snow and thick fog that officials would cancel the training session, she lost control on a jump and flew full speed into the safety netting.

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