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Who and what to watch for in Pyeongchang

She has continued to stun the world ever since she turned 13 -- by becoming the youngest American to win the Aspen X Games at age 14, and the first Female snowboarder to land two perfect 1080s at the 2016 U.S. Grand Prix.

With five World Cup titles, the 33-year-old is one of the greatest giant slalom skiiers of all time and his experience makes him a heavy favorite to win this year's alpine skiing events in South Korea.

In January, Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin became the first female skier to start a calendar year with five consectutive wins.

India's Jagdish Singh is all set to make his Winter Olympics debut in Pyeongchang after qualifying for the 15km Nordic skiing freestyle event.

Kenworthy will have to fight it out with celebrated British freestyle skier, James Woods, who finished fifth in Sochi after a last-minute hip injury during a training session.

Nigerian Americans Akuoma Omeoga (from left), Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere will compete in bobsled for Nigeria, a first for the country.

When Mirai Nagasu touches Olympic ice in Pyeongchang (eight years after her 2010 debut in Vancouver where she finished fourth), she hopes to become only the third American female figure skater to land the triple axel, after Tonya Harding and Kimmie Meissner.


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