Christl Cranz-Borchers, one of the most decorated female skiers in German history, died on Sept. 28. Cause of death was not released. She was 90.
The two-time Olympic gold medal skier staged one of the sport’s most exciting comebacks during the 1936 Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. While competing in the new alpine event, Cranz-Borchers fell during the downhill portion. She fought back during the next two slalom races and won the gold.
Cranz-Borchers also won 12 world titles and three silver medals.