At just 15 years old, Edmunds qualified for the Sochi Olympics with a breakout performance at the U.S. Championships in January, skating her way to a second-place finish behind Gracie Gold. By qualifying, Edmunds became the youngest Winter Olympian from the U.S. since Tara Lipinski did so at age 15 in 1998. Edmunds won the junior event at the U.S. Championships a year ago, then two more golds at junior Grand Prix assignments this past season. The Olympics will be her first-ever senior-level international event.
- 2014 Sochi Olympics - Ninth
- 2014 U.S. Championships - Silver
- 2013 Junior U.S. Championships - Gold
Things to know:
1. Edmunds, who began skating at age two, has roots in Russia: her mother grew up there.
2. Legendary figure skating coach Frank Carroll has said Polina "is the future" and calls her the "iron butterfly."
3. Edmunds, like any teenager her name enjoys pop music, particuarly that of Beyonce.