When you back off, it's easier to do mistakes. For me it's better to ski fast.
That feeling is the same whether you're on either side of the hundredths. Obviously, it's great to win the world championship, but if you put down that kind of skiing, it's awesome either way.
We've got a lot of momentum, a lot of confidence we're doing the right stuff because the athletes are showing it, especially in the big championships.
It's not quite as important who you beat as that you end up on top.
I always do the contrary of what my coaches tell me.
My goal is the same as every year - to not hurt myself.
I'm surprised it's illegal
People talk about how you have no oxygen in your legs at the finish, ... Forget that. You have no oxygen in your brain.
But there was no question in my mind that I was gonna still go for it. I was still going for the win. I wasn't skiing for second or third place today, and in the end I think that's probably what got me there.
I think people should be able to do what they want to do.
People in the U.S. will watch anything if it's put in front of their face over and over again. I like to see what's possible, more than anything.
People think coming in under the radar is like being a fighter pilot and actually coming in under the radar. It's a completely ridiculous idea to come in under the radar. It's the Olympics; everyone is on the radar here.
People want athletes to cater to their image of what an athlete should be, but they also want them to fail so they can feel like their screwups are all right. If I make a priority shift, I'll make it because it's best for me.
The same people who recognize I came out with no medals should recognize I could have won three.
It is other people who want me to win medals.
Some people say I make mistakes, I just say that in fact this is the secret of enjoying life. I hate monotony. Why don't they leave me freedom of choice? People want to impose choices which aren't necessarily mine. That's the mistake people make.
I like to keep my private life private for the most part.
It's important for me to live my life honestly.
It's nice, being brought up with no money at all. It's just not how I measure success, so that makes it a bunch easier.
Once the season starts for me, there isn't a change in my focus, just a change in my tactics and strategies.
I had to think about ankle torsion, where the screws are on the ski, how that affects the forces going into the ski and how the ski bends, your leverage points. It was a challenge. I was having the greatest time, making the mistakes, crashing.
I think four Olympics is probably enough. Five Olympics is a long time, but there's nothing wrong with that if I'm into it and I'm healthy and my priorities can fit around that.
My sister has three kids so I've spent a lot of time around children and I've always really liked them and wanted my own. It's cool because you think all babies are the same but they aren't at all. They all have such different personalities. It's crazy.
Eventually I'd like to have a family. I'd like to not be limping around when I'm 50 years old.
It does matter that it's the Olympics. I just did it my way. I'm not a martyr, and I'm not a do-gooder. I just want to go out and rock. And man, I rocked here.