February 20

Maddie Bowman, Halfpipe skiing

Born: 1994

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Maddie Bowman of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's ski halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)


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

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