Olympic crush: Swiss ski racer Lara Gut

A bronze medalist in downhill four years ago in Sochi, Swiss alpine ski racer Lara Gut is back at the Winter Games and on the hunt for more Olympic silverware. While the biggest headline she’s made at the Games so far came as a result of crashing into a photographer during the women’s giant slalom, both Gut and the photographer luckily came away uninjured. The 26-year-old who speaks fluent Italian, German, French, English and Spanish still has more events to compete in and could yet add another Olympic medal to a list of honors that also includes three World Championship silvers and two bronze.

<p>Lara Gut of Switzerland A general view during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Super G on January 21, 2018 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Lara Gut

Lara Gut of Switzerland A general view during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Super G on January 21, 2018 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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<p>Lara Gut of Switzerland takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Super G on January 21, 2018 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Lara Gut

Lara Gut of Switzerland takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Super G on January 21, 2018 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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<p>Lara Gut attends the Tommy Hilfiger VIP Dinner in celebration of the 13th Zurich Film Festival on October 6, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger) </p>
Olympic crush: Lara Gut

Lara Gut attends the Tommy Hilfiger VIP Dinner in celebration of the 13th Zurich Film Festival on October 6, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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<p>Gold medallists Slovenia’s Tina Maze and Switzerland’s Lara Gut joke on the podium at the Women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Lara Gut

Gold medallists Slovenia’s Tina Maze and Switzerland’s Lara Gut joke on the podium at the Women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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<p>Lara Gut of Switzerland takes 2nd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Super G on January 13, 2018 in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Lara Gut

Lara Gut of Switzerland takes 2nd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Super G on January 13, 2018 in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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Olympic crush: Lara Gut

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<p>Bronze medalist Lara Gut of Switzerland celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Alpine Skiing Women’s Downhill on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images) </p>
Olympic crush: Lara Gut

Bronze medalist Lara Gut of Switzerland celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Alpine Skiing Women’s Downhill on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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