Maria Hoefl-Riesch is a 29 year old Alpine skier from Germany. Sochi will be her second Olympics. She participated in five Alpine events in Vancouver in 2010 winning two golds – one in Slalom, the other in Super Combined, and placing in the top five in the other three – the first women to ever top five all five Olympic disciplines. She’s already skied in three events in Sochi – Super Combined, where she won gold; Downhill where she took silver; and Giant Slalom, where she failed to place.
She will be skiing in the Slalom event today and is considered to be one of the favorites (note – the event has gone final but it will be televised on NBC tonight so I am not disclosing the results). Maria has announced that this will be her final Olympic race.
Maria appeared in the earlier Lange Girls Oglympic post.
The 2009 Lange Girl Photo Shoot.
and the calendar shot:
Some of the images that came from the above sessions: