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Kelly Gunther
Kelly Gunther trails Theresa Cliff-Ryan at Olympic Trials. Gunther would go on to finish fourth in the 1000m and qualify for a spot in Sochi in the distance.
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Kelly Gunther
Gunther skated the fastest 1000m time at 2010 Olympic Trials and had qualified for the Games, but Rebekah Bradford was granted a re-skate after competition and skated a faster time than Gunther's, earning the sole spot on the team in the distance.
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Kelly Gunther
Gunther embraces her coach after qualifying. Two months after Trials, Gunther crashed while skating and severely injured her foot, cutting the bone with her skate and almost losing her foot in the process.
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Kelly Gunther
Gunther celebrates her qualification. Her recovery time after her injury was six months, which she said was the first time she was off skates for more than a month since she was six years old.
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Gunther embraces Brittany Bowe, who also qualified for the Olympics. When Gunther was injured, her foot was essentially hanging off of her leg and she was told she would probably never skate again.
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