What was the greatest comeback from adversity by a skater(s) to win a world or Olympic medal? Two that come to mind for me are Joannie Rochette winning Olympic bronze in 2010 shortly after the death of her mother, and Chen Lu coming back to win bronze at the 1998 Olympics after two disastrous seasons of problems with injuries, loss of form, and problems with her coach and her Federation. She was in such poor form during 1996/97 that she only finished 25th in the SP at 1997 Worlds and did not even qualify for the FS. The following season, as China were not eligible to send a ladies skater to the Olympics, she had to qualify by entering 3 minor tournaments (winning 1 and finishing 4th and 3rd in the others). Hence, her bronze medal at the 1998 Olympics was very hard earned.