Athletes obayashki

Before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a few days left. For the right to participate in the Olympic Games have fought the best of the best. I want to introduce you to the 24 athletes representing different sports - from biathlon to hockey, which are ready to compete for medals in Sochi. Alyson Dudek, USA
Age: 23
Sport: Short Track
A native of Wisconsin became the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Vancouver than secured a ticket to the Olympics, joining the women's national team in short track.


Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway

Age: 30
Sports: Skiing
This Norwegian champion who won one medal of each denomination in the Olympic Games in Vancouver, plans to repeat its success in all disciplines in Sochi. Svindal finished in the top five in the last six races of the World Cup. He triumphed 22 times at the World Cup, which had not previously sought no Norwegian.


Ashley Wagner, US

Age: 22
Sports: Figure skating
Two-time champion of the US Figure Skating yet received one of the three tickets to the Games in Sochi in women's figure skating, even though that took only fourth place in the championship of the United States. Ashley intends to continue to continue to oppose the ban promotion of homosexuality in Russia and said it would go on the ice with the symbols of the LGBT movement - with iridescent rainbow nail polish and earrings.


Bode Miller, United States

Age: 36
Sports: Skiing
Won 5 Olympic medals, who won 33 victories at the World Cup and became a two-time World Cup winner, "veteran" Miller is the most decorated American skier of all time. Having recovered from a knee injury, Miller plans to compete for a medal at the Olympics.


Henrik Lundqvist, Sweden

Age: 31
Sports: Ice Hockey
Pearl of the Games in Sochi will undoubtedly male hockey tournament. Goalkeeper "Rangers" after the worst season of his nine-year NHL career hopes to bring to his native Sweden the gold medal. Lundqvist also making progress as an actor for the incredibly sexy commercials shampoo Head & Shoulders.


John Robert contry, USA

Age: 23
Sport: Short Track
Contry first in the world was able to run a distance of 500 meters in 40 seconds. From Vancouver athlete brought 2 bronze medals.


Jeff Carter, Canada
Age: 29
Sports: Ice Hockey
Forward "Los Angeles Kings" will travel to Sochi as part of Team Canada hockey and try to prove that he can defend the honor of his country against the world's best teams. Carter scored 13 goals in 33 games this season.


Julia Mancuso, US

Age: 29
Sports: Skiing
"Super Jules" as it was called the fans, try to win a medal in his third Olympic Games already. Mancuso made a splash at the Games in Vancouver, becoming a two-time silver medalist in the super combined and downhill as well as releasing a batch of strings 500 and 500 shorts boxers. To create their own line of underwear Kiss My Tiara athlete inspired tiara she wore during the competition.


Julie Chu, US

Age: 31
Sports: Ice Hockey
A graduate of Harvard and a model for the magazine ESPN The Magazine Julie Chu is the oldest player to represent the female hockey team at the Olympics. This will be her fourth Games, and she hopes that soon in her collection of silver and bronze medals will go more and gold.


Lolo Jones, USA
Age: 31
Sport: Bobsleigh
Once in London athlete finished only fourth in the race with obstacles, she decided to try his hand at bobsled. Now, to achieve this on the American track is truly impressive - this season she performed in four World Cups and won two silver medals.


Patrick Chan, Canada
Age: 22
Sports: Figure skating
This triple world champion has all chances to bring to Canada's first gold medal in the men's figure skating. Patrick Chan won the Grand Prix, setting a world record in the short program, beating his nearest rival by almost 7 points.


Sarah Hendrickson, USA

Age: 19
Sports: Ski Jumping
For the first time in Olympic history was in Sochi on the trampoline will be admitted women. This champion of the world in 2013 is the youngest athlete on their team. A serious knee injury, which she received in the summer, brought it down, and most of the season she was treated. However, before the participants have been announced, which will be included in the US team ski jumping, she was back in the ranks.


Shani Davis, USA
Age: 31
Sport: Speed ​​Skating
Apart from the fact that Davis in the arsenal are 6 Olympic medals, the athlete hopes this time to receive his award. Two-time champion at the distance of 1,000 meters and is the first African American to win the "gold" at the Winter Olympics.


Shaun White, the US
Age: 27
Sports: Snowboard
Nicknamed "The Flying Tomato" for red hair color White won gold at the Olympics in Turin. In addition, he set a record for the most gold medals at the Winter X-Games and was on top of the podium at the Winter Olympics. Two-time Olympic champion in halfpipe can not find an equal in the upcoming Olympics.


Cindy Crosby, Canada

Age: 26
Sports: Ice Hockey
Sidney Crosby, won the 15 years the nickname «The Next One», scored the winning goal in overtime final match of the US-Canada at the Vancouver Olympics. Hockey player and captain of the team, "Pittsburgh Penguins", will also be the captain of Team Canada and go to defend his title in Sochi.


Silja Norendal, Norway
Age: 20
Sports: snowboard, slopestyle
The Norwegian athlete and just a beauty represents a new generation of Norwegian snowboarders with different cool style and confident approach. Despite the fact that Norendal says he does not like rails, it is superbly acted on them in Tignes, France and earned his country the gold medal.


Ted Ligety, USA
Age: 29
Sports: Skiing
Three years in a row Ligeti won a victory at the World Cup. Olympic champion in 2006 is counting on a victory in the giant slalom and combined.


Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Canada
Age: 24 and 26
Sports: Ice Dancing
Five times in a row to win the tournament «Skate Canada», Tessa and Scott said that, most likely, this season will be a final for them. Couple skating together for 16 years and hopes to finish his career by winning the gold medal in Sochi.


Teresa Yohaug, Norway
Age: 25
Sports: Cross-country skiing
Yohaug became the first athlete from Norway, won the "Tour de Ski" and is now the leader in the overall standings of the World Cup on the number of points, which brought her the victory. Because of its high energy and speed on the track, she received the nickname of "Rabbit Duracell».


Tim Burke, USA
Age: 31
Sports: Biathlon
Biathlon combines ski race with shooting a rifle. Athletes from the United States has never conquered medals in the sport at the Olympics, so the native of Lake Placid to make big bets. In 2013, Burke became the silver prize-winner of the World Cup in the individual race at 20 kilometers.


Tina Maze, Slovenia
Age: 30
Sports: Skiing
Slovenian singing sensation has not yet won any competitions this season, however, Slovenia is counting on her medal from Sochi. Last season, she secured a first career victory in the overall World Cup and set a record for number of points.


Torah Bright, Australia
Age: 26
Sports: Snowboard
Olympic champion in 2010, serving in the halfpipe, will defend his title at the Games in Sochi in slopestyle. Last month snowboarder confusion as the Australian Olympic Committee, saying it did not agree with the ban on the use of mobile devices to film athletes and placing materials in the media and social networks.


Vanessa Mae, Thailand
Age: 35
Sports: Ski Slalom
British wonder-violinist for the time left his music career to re-wear ski boots and try your hand at Slalom. It is one of three athletes who will represent Thailand at the Games in Sochi.


Kim Yuna, South Korea
Age: 23
Sports: Figure skating
The current Olympic champion and two-time world champion will travel to Sochi to defend his title. However, this will be her last Games. Income "Princess Yuna" in the last 12 months is estimated at $ 14 million (the prize and the proceeds from advertising and sponsors). And in 2010, figure skater was among the ten most highly paid athletes world rating of Forbes.




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