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Ted Ligety, Alpine Skiing
Park City native Ted Ligety comes into Sochi as the best giant slalom skier in the world. Ligety has won four overall World Cup season titles in giant slalom and captured a gold at the 2006 Turin Games. Ligety stole the show at the 2013 World Championships, becoming the first man in 45 years to win three gold medals.
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2/26
Noelle Pikus-Pace, Skeleton
Orem, Utah native Noelle Pikus-Pace will contend for gold in skeleton in Sochi. Pikus-Pace returned to the sport after retiring after the 2010 Games to be with her family. Nicknamed "the fastest mom on ice," Pikus-Pace has traveled the world with her family en route to becoming one of the best skeleton sliders in the world.
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3/26
J.R. Celski, Short Track Speed Skating
Salt Lake City resident J.R. Celski is a two-time bronze medal winning Olympic veteran from the 2010 Winter Games. The army brat from Montgomery, Calif. enjoys taking his dog Cali for walks around the streets of Salt Lake City.
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4/26
Steven Holcomb, Bobsled
Returning U.S. Bobsled Team member Steve Holcomb looks to defend his Olympic gold medal in Sochi. The Park City-born Holcomb got off to a hot start during the 2013-2014 World Cup season, winning every race on North American soil. Outside of bobsledding, Holcomb is also a seven year veteran of the Utah Army National Guard. Before his honorable discharge in 2006, he was the recipient of six commendations for his service in uniform.
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5/26
Sarah Hendrickson, Ski Jumping
Born in Salt Lake, Sarah Hendrickson is one of the top women's ski jumpers in the world. A graduate of the Winter Sports School in Park City, Hendrickson won the inaugural women's ski jumping World Cup title in 2012. The 19-year-old is returning from knee ligament damage she suffered after a fall in August, and hopes to capture the first ever women's ski jumping gold medal.
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