This 30 Seconds to Greatness Series features Olympians or Olympic Hopefuls telling Canada in 30 seconds (or less) how they overcame obstacles and reached greatness. Alpine skier Erik Guay took downhill gold at a recent World Cup event in Italy only one month after returning from a knee injury. Now gunning for Sochi 2014, Guay credits his success to a strong family support system.

Erik Guay