In these Olympic Games, Mom Noelle Pikus-Pace showed great pose and attitude when she finished 4th in the skeleton race. Just prior to the Torino games in 2005, a four man bobsled took her out, seriously injuring her, and putting her out of those games. She worked hard through rehab, regained an amazing level of fitness, qualified for the 2010 Games, and had a baby girl named Lacee 2 years ago. When discussing Lacee, she states “She’s the best thing that has ever happened to me.” When interviewed about her 4th place finish, Noelle’s attitude was nothing but class. She was, of course, disappointed but seemed accepting and positive. This is a female Olympian who has demonstrated an extraordinary amount of grit and determination.