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Shiffrin made her World Cup debut in 2011, at only age 15. Soon after, she became the second-youngest U.S. skier to win an alpine World Cup event. Prior to 2014, the beautiful American have 7 World Cup wins and another 14 podiums. At the 2014 Winter Olympics she took the gold in the Slalom event.
Elena Ilinykh is an ice dancer from Russia. She is born 1994 in Aktau, today Kazakhstan.
The beautiful Russian started in single skating, but later found that ice dancing is more suitable for her. Today Elena Ilinykh is partnering with Nikita Katsalapov.
Prior to 2014, the couple is a three-time European medalist, a three-time Russian national silver medalist, and most importantly – a two-time Olympic medalist (gold and bronze) from 2014 Sochi Olympics.
We’ve already presented you one of the hits at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi: Russia’s Women’s Curling Team. Now is the time to meet their skip and leader – Anna Sidorova! The beautiful Russian is born 1991 in Moscow. Her sports career began in figure skating, but she has suffered a serious leg injury. Fortunately for the world of curling, at age 13 Anna give up the figure skating and later switched to curling.
At the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Anna Sidorova became the youngest skip at the Games.
Eva Samkova is a Czech snowboarder born 1993.
Eva started her career in the freestyle disciplines, but due to injures switched to snowboard cross. In this same discipline Eva Samkova won the Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She dominated from the qualifications to the final, and her phenomenal performance didn’t meet any real contestants!