Well described. Otoh, I remember her completely down and not even furious and mad. It was when she unsuccessfully raced in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic (2008? lazy to find out at FIS), and stayed there the following week to get some quiet training. She was so upset that she felt the urge to share her frustration with some local ski teachers she was meeting there. Doing everything right, she thought, and never be able to find out what was wrong. Should she probably better quit?
She got from the crisis. Ski history records tell the success. Awsome.
Let´s not forget her material. Almost any girl (Lins may be an exception) gets less focus at the company than the best boys. She has been Nr. 1 at Stockli and she and her needs are getting all the attention. Moreover, she can choose the boots and binding she likes.
As I heard both the race department and the small factory are on fire. Enthusiastic about their success against the big names, teams and budgets. As was and probably is again the small team of hers. Add (relatively) good health, experience, probably good contracts and sufficient budget, inconsistent rivals, maybe good sex...