Sarah Hendrickson may not be as old as her fellow competitors, but she is already out-jumping them all while making history and putting up the results of a seasoned veteran. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
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Olympic Trials Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping
Sarah Hendrickson has successfully undergone surgery to repair her recent knee injury. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Sarah Hendrickson suffered a knee injury during a training jump today in Obersdorf, Germany. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA)
U.S. Ski Jumpers to Battle for Champs Title
The top women's ski jumpers from America were honored with the unveiling of an exhibit at the Alf Engen Ski Museum at the Utah Olympic Park.
Spots for Sochi will be on the line Dec. 28-29 when the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined come to the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. (Photo: Utah Olympic Park)
Sarah Hendrickson and the USSA were honored by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.
VIDEO: Hendrickson Wins Oslo
Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) flew 133.5 meters to her fourth World Cup win at the women's large hill debut and season finale at the legendary Holmenkollen.
Sarah Hendrickson jumped to win her third World Cup of the season Friday in Trondheim, Norway.
The 2nd Annual Utah Governor's State of Sport Awards will honor Utah native and ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson for her significant contributions to sport in Utah in 2012.
VIDEO: Hendrickson Ski Jumping Gold
Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared 106.0 meters on her first jump to take a 3.3 point lead over Japan's Sara Takanashi and then sealed the gold with a 103.0 second jump at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme.
USA placed sixth in the mixed gender debut in FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
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If there were ever an almanac of rising stars, Sarah Hendrickson would be in contention for the cover photo. Still a teenager, the young ski jumper has already won a U.S. title, a World Championship gold medal and a World Cup globe, making her one of the youngest skiers ever, male or female, to do so.
Hendrickson’s 2013 season should have been hampered by an offseason knee surgery that kept her out of jumping for over six months, but that’s not what happened. Instead, with extremely limited training, the Park City native grabbed a World Ski Championships gold and finished second overall in the World Cup standings.
Add those results with her World Cup overall first place in 2012 (the inaugural World Cup season for women’s ski jumping), a silver medal in the 2012 Junior World Championships and a second place finish in the 2012 Continental Cup, and it’s hard to believe that Hendrickson hasn’t yet seen her 20th birthday.
Along with teammates Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome, Hendrickson sees 2014 as a chance to make history by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal awarded in women’s ski jumping.
Come the World Championships event in February, I had many more training jumps under my belt and was ready for the big event. I walked away with the win and was overjoyed by that. Both the result and my technique were finally back and I was/am beyond satisfied.
Next, we start training in the gym May 1st and then jumping June 1st. I am ready for a summer without high school or injuries and looking forward to an exciting Olympic year.
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Continental Cup (predecessor to World Cup)