Tina Maze
The Slovenian skier had another memorable year when she won two gold medals in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, taking the blue riband Downhill gold (shared with Dominique Gisin) and the Giant Slalom. These were the first Winter Olympic gold medals ever won by Slovenia. In an amazing all-round performance, she was also fourth in Super Combined, fifth in Super G and eighth in Slalom. Maze was also nominated for the 2014 Laureus Sportswomen’s Award after winning the Overall, Super-G, Giant Slalom and Combined World Cup titles, plus the Super-G in the world championships.