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OLYMPICS: Majdic Recaps Her Heroics for Press

Vancouver, 24 February - Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic on Tuesday addressed the press for the first time since winning bronze in women's Olympic sprint on 17 February in an improbable fashion after breaking four ribs in the training run. "The desire was simply that strong," she explained her decision not to quit.

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic speaks to the press about her run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic speaks to the press about her run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic (right) and her coach Ivan Hudac at a press conference on Majdic's run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic (right) and her coach Ivan Hudac at a press conference on Majdic's run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic (right) and her coach Ivan Hudac at a press conference on Majdic's run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic speaks to the press about her run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic speaks to the press about her run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic speaks to the press about her run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic speaks to the press about her run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic speaks to the press about her run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic speaks to the press about her run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Whistler, Canada.
Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic speaks to the press about her run to bronze medal in the Olympic sprint.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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