Born: 1994

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 

Event: Halfpipe skiing

Sochi: Gold medal in halfpipe skiing

Details: Bowman has been a member of the U.S. freestyle ski team for three years. She won her first X Games gold medal in 2013 and took the AFP halfpipe title last year. The event is new to the Olympics in 2014.

Twitter: maddiebowman

Photo: The Associated Press