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OLYMPICS: Majdic Beats Odds to Win Bronze

Vancouver, 18 February - Pre-race favourite Petra Majdic won bronze in the women's classical sprint at the Vancouver Olympics Wednesday, making a stunning comeback through clenched teeth after injuring her ribs in a nasty crash.

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic beat all odds to win her first Olympic medal in the cross-country sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Kanada, Whistler.
Zimske olimpijske igre 2010.
Finale v sprintu za ženske.
Smučarske tekačice Petra Majdič (bron), Marit Björgen (zlato) in Justina Kowalczyk (srebro).
Foto: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Bronze medalist Petra Majdic (right) shares the podium with winner Marit Bjoergen (centre) and silver medalist Justyna Kowalczyk.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Bronze medalist Petra Majdic (right) shares the podium with winner Marit Bjoergen (centre) and silver medalist Justyna Kowalczyk.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Bronze medalist Petra Majdic (right) shares the podium with winner Marit Bjoergen (centre) and silver medalist Justyna Kowalczyk.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Bronze medalist Petra Majdic (right) shares the podium with winner Marit Bjoergen (centre) and silver medalist Justyna Kowalczyk.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Bronze medalist Petra Majdic (right) shares the podium with winner Marit Bjoergen (centre) and silver medalist Justyna Kowalczyk.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic convulsed in pain after winning bronze in the classic sprint following a nasty fall in warm-up.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Kanada, Whistler.
Zimske olimpijske igre 2010.
Finale v sprintu za ženske.
Petra Majdič je osvojila bronasto olimpijsko medaljo.
Foto: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic convulsed in pain after winning bronze in the classic sprint following a nasty fall in warm-up.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic convulsed in pain after winning bronze in the classic sprint following a nasty fall in warm-up.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic crosses the finish line for Olympic bronze and the highlight of her career.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic crosses the finish line for Olympic bronze and the highlight of her career.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic crosses the finish line for Olympic bronze and the highlight of her career.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic crosses the finish line for Olympic bronze and the highlight of her career.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic carried off in agonising pain after winning bronze in the classic sprint at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic carried off in agonising pain after winning bronze in the classic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic carried off in agonising pain after winning bronze in the classic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic carried off in agonising pain after winning bronze in the classic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic beat all odds to win her first Olympic medal in the cross-country sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic beat all odds to win her first Olympic medal in the cross-country sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Kanada, Whistler.
Zimske olimpijske igre 2010.
Smučarski tek, kvalifikacije.
Smučarska tekačica Petra Majdič.
Foto: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada
Petra Majdic beat all odds to win her first Olympic medal in the cross-country sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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