Saturday, 18 November 2017

Justine Dufour-Lapoint

Canadian freestyle Skier

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Name: Justine Dufour-Lapointe
Nationality: Canadian
Date of Birth: 25 March 1994
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sport: Skiing
Height: 1m63cm (5'4)


A freestyle skier, Justine specialises in the Moguls. She is the reigning Olympic champion, winning Gold in Sochi in 2014, and looking to defend her title next year in PyeongChang in South Korea. As well as Olympic Gold she has a Gold at World Championship level from 2015, and at the most recent World Champs won Bronze. She is the youngest of free sisters competing in the same event.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Marsha Hudey

Canadian Speed Skater

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Name: Marsha Hudey
Nationality: Canadian
Date of Birth: 03 August 1990
Place of Birth: White City, Saskatchewan, Canada

Sport: Speedskater
Height: 1m71cm (5'7)


Marsha skates the 500m in the Long Track Speed Skating, and is likely to appearing in Pyeongchang in South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She ended last season as Fourth overall in the World Cup, so heads there as a medal hopeful.Last Olympics she finished way outside the medals.

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Marte Løvberg

Norwegian Swimmer

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Name: Marte Lovberg
Nationality: Norway
Date of Birth: 30 April 1999
Place of Birth: Bergen, Norway
Sport: Swimming
Height: 1m67cm (5'5)


Marte is a Norwegian swimmer. Despite being just 18 she has swum competitively for Norway for several years, previously appearing at the European Games in 2015. Marte swims Freestyle, and has Junior Norwegian records, as well as part of national record in a relay team.

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Daniela Haralambie

Romanian Ski Jumper

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Name: Daniela Haralambie
Nationality: Romania
Date of Birth: 14 August 1997
Place of Birth:Brasov, Romania
Sport: Ski Jump
Height: unknown

Daniela is a Romanian  Ski Jumper, who has competed since 2010. At just 20 now, that means she was competing as a teenager. She finished 37th in the World, and so will be unlikely to win a medal at Pyeongchang in 2018 at the Olympics, but hopefully she will qualify.

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Sarah Hendrickson

American Ski jumper

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Name: Sarah Hendrickson
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 01 August 1994
Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Sport: Ski Jump
Height: 1m63cm (5'4)


Sarah is an American Ski Jumper, who after being the World leading female Ski Jumper in 2012 has had several years blighted by terrible knee injuries. Although she made it to the last Olympics she had been on the recovery trail so was hardly in the best form. However she did have the honour of being the first female to Ski Jump at an Olympics, with it making its debut.. Now with 2018 around the corner she will hope to medal in Pyeongchang. 

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Cassie Sharpe

Canadian Freestyle Skier

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Name: Cassie Sharpe
Nationality: Canadian
Date of Birth: 14 September 1992
Place of Birth: Vancouver, Canada
Sport: Skiing
Height: 1m75cm (5'9)


Cassie is a Freestyle Skier specialising in the Halfpipe. She is succesful winning Gold at the X-Games Europe in 2016 in Oslo, Norway. She also won Silver at the World Championships in 2015, putting her high up the list of potential medallists for 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. 

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