It's our first gold medal winning Olympic Venus today as Slovenia's Tina Maze shared the fasted time in the ladies downhill yesterday. Switzerland's Dominique Gisin had set he fastest time of 1:41.57 when last year's sensation Maze matched her time, leading to the first shared gold in Olympic alpine sports history.
In fact Maze was going better in the first half of the course but slowed slightly further down, so could have won outright, although both women seemed very happy with the result. It was Slovenia's first ever Winter Olympics gold medal.
Quite often the winner of the downhill in the Olympics is a surprise but Maze has impeccable credentials. The 30 year old is one of only six women to have won a race in all five World Cup events and one of only three to do it in one season.
She made her World Cup debut in 1999 at the age of fifteen. Last year she won the World Cup giant slalom, super giant slalom and combined titles and was second in slalom and downhill. As a result she won the European female athlete of the Year award from the Press Association. She has been Slovenia's sports woman of the year four times.
A keen pianist at school, last year Maze released a record entitled My Way is my Decision which was a big hit in Slovenia.
Just missing a medal in the combined, Maze has other realistic chances for medals in Sochi in giant slalom and slalom. We will watch her closely!
Oh, and as this is Venus Observations, what does she look like naked? The answer is very fine indeed! Splendid thighs!
Stop press: A second gold for Tina yesterday as she obliterated the opposition in the giant slalom.