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14. Joannie Rochette, Canada

Her only medal is a figure skating bronze, but it just might be the most valuable bronze in Olympic history. With her mom dying of a sudden heart attack the week of the competition, Joannie prevailed and won the hearts of her nation in the process. Expect her to make some money on the speaking circuit if she wants to do it.

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