I just trusted my skis and told myself, 'Don't worry about the snow, you're not going to see it anyway.
More Quotes from Anja Paerson:She has one of my old coaches as a trainer. She's really shown herself a few times this year. She did a really good training run in the downhill so I know she can ski fast.
It makes it hard to enjoy the fight for the individual races. I was really trying to win today but I just made mistakes because the course was so tough.
It's not an easy downhill, that's for sure. There's something happening all the time. It's almost a two-minute downhill at high altitude.
We set up a goal for this year to try to achieve a gold medal. It's hard when you do all five disciplines. We set up a totally different training schedule so that I would peak at the Olympics.
I come from a very small village with only small mountains and for us to get a medal in downhill was not even a dream three years ago.
Today it felt like I skied, compared to the last two days.
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