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Lindsey Vonn, Alpine Skiing
Lindsey Vonn is expected to carve up the Olympic slopes next year for the first time since 2010. After a knee injury sidelined her 2014 medal chances, Vonn, 32, is poised for a strong bounceback performance.
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Gracie Gold, Figure Skating
Gracie Gold's ice throne must be far, far away from her hometown of Redonda Beach, California! The 22-year-old is excited to chase the medal stand after coming up just short in the individual competition in Sochi in 2014.
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Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing
Alpine Skier Mikaela Shiffrin is gearing up for her second appearance on Olympic snow, and earlier this year revealed her secret to success: napping.
"Rest is big for me,” Shiffrin, 22, said on Today. “I have to get a full night of sleep and a nap pretty much every day in order to perform at the level that I want to.”
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Hilary Knight, Ice Hockey
Hockey star Hilary Knight sees Game of Thrones and the Winter Olympics in a similar light. "Just as the Starks and Co. fight for their family and gear up for battle, us Olympians are forming our teams and ready to take on the world on its biggest stage," the 28-year-old two-time silver medalist tells PEOPLE.
"I am a huge Arya Stark fan," she adds. "I love how independent she is and how she challenges gender roles."
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Gus Kenworthy, Freestyle Skiing
Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who took home a silver medal in his first-ever Olympics in Sochi, looks calm, cool and collected as he awaits his 2018 go-around. Kenworthy, 25, and his teammates will attempt to defend their 2014 American sweep of the Slopestyle competition.
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Ashley Wagner, Figure Skater
Wagner, a three-time U.S. national champion, is a total ice princess — and this picture is proof! “I was channeling my inner Daenerys Targaryen sitting on the Iron Throne," Wagner, 26, tells PEOPLE. "Fetch me my dragons!”
To learn more, visit teamusa.org. The Winter Olympic Games begin Feb. 8 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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