It was in Sochi, after all, where Hudec broke Canada’s 20-year alpine skiing podium drought when he barrelled across the finish line and claimed a bronze medal in the super-G.
Hudec, though, doesn’t want his entire career to be defined by that moment. There were too many ups and downs, too many teammates and coaches who helped him along the way and, unfortunately, too many injuries that would have ended a weaker man’s career.
“Sochi was probably the crowning point, but before Sochi happened, I didn’t know it would happen. I hoped but never knew,” Hudec said. “Before that, I did have...