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Shani Davis, Speed Skating
Speed skater Shani Davis has four pieces of Olympic hardware from the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games: two gold medals from the 1000m event and two silver medals from the 1500m. He was born and raised in Chicago. Davis looks for a three-peat in the 1000m and hopes to break through to gold in the 1500m in Sochi.
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Aja Evans, Bobsled
Bobsledder Aja Evans was born, raised and currently lives in Chicago. Evans graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in sports management. The highlights of her athleteic resume include winning the 2012 U.S. National Push Championships, and she'll hope to top that in Sochi by with a gold in the two-woman bobsled event.
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Brian Hansen, Speed Skating
Speed skater Brian Hansen was born in Evanston and grew up in Glenview. He was a member of the silver medal-winning speed skating team pursuit event in Vancouver.
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Gracie Gold, Figure Skating
Up-and-coming star Gracie Gold made her first Olympic squad after winning the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Gold grew up in Chicago and currently resides in Glen Ellyn. Millennium Park, Lake Michigan Beach, the Navy Pier and Taste of Chicago are some of Gold's favorite spots in Chicago.
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Jonathan Kuck, Speed Skating
Jonathan Kuck grew up in Champaign. Kuck won a silver medal in the team pursuit at the 2010 Vancouver Games and looks to improve upon his result in Sochi.
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