Sochi Olympics 2014: Maggie Voisin becomes youngest US Winter Olympian since 1972

Dec 21, 2013; Copper Mountain, CO, USA; Maggie Voisin of the United States skis during the women’s U.S. Grand Prix Freestyle Skiing, FIS World Cup-Slopestyle Finals at Copper Mountain. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Bilow-USA TODAY Sports

The United States announced six new additions to the ski team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday. One of the athletes receiving good news was Maggie Voisin, who will compete in ski slopestyle next month.

While Voisin achieved a dream of making the Olympic team, she will also become one of the youngest United States Olympians to ever compete in the Winter Games.

Voisin turned 15 years old on Dec. 14, which makes her the youngest athlete to compete for the U.S.A. in the Winter Olympics since 1972.

If you look at the success of the past 15 year olds to represent the United States, it looks pretty good for Voisin. Among the athletes who competed in red, white and blue at her age were Michael Phelps, Tara Lipinski and Katie Ledecky. All three won gold medals during their Olympic runs.

Here is the full United States slopestyle team for Sochi:

  • Bobby Brown
  • Joss Christensen
  • Nick Goepper
  • Gus Kenworthy
  • Keri Herman
  • Julia Krass
  • Devin Logan
  • Maggie Voisin

Topics: 2014 Winter Olympics, Maggie Voisin, Ski Slopestyle, Sochi Olympics

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