The Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic Games that are launched this Friday will be the opportunity for several of the great stars of the popular winter sport to increase their status, in which many of them are already located in Legend. These are eleven of the names called to shine with their light in this Olympic edition. These are eight of the athletes aspiring to make history in South Korea.
- Marcel Hirscher
The winner of the last six editions of the Alpine Ski World Cup and leader of the current campaign is called to be one of the significant figures of the PyeongChang Games. Absolute dominator of both slalom and the giant in recent years, he will try to sign the doublet in South Korea. Hirscher has in his palmarés the Olympic silver conquered in Sochi, while he has two consecutive editions staying a step from the podium at the slalom.
- Mikaela Shiffrin
He will defend his Olympic title at slalom with the endorsement of winning the last three World Championships in this discipline. Champion in the slalom general of the World Cup in four of the previous five editions is the leader this year. Also, it has grown overall, as its good results in giant allowed it to win the competition last season and be a leader in this one. That giant upgrade will also make you one of the favorites in that specialty.
- Lindsey Vonn
Despite two more complicated seasons, Lindsey Vonn is one of the undisputed stars of Alpine skiing. She has suffered knee and back injuries but is in PyeongChang willing to prove she can fight for medals. The descent, with eight World Cup titles, although these physical problems have prevented him from shining in recent seasons, will be his main bet to regain the scepter he won in Vancouver 2010. He’ll want to have a supergiant voice, too.
- Marit Bjoergen
She is the Great Queen of cross-country skiing worldwide. Triple Olympic champion in both Vancouver and Sochi has steadily increased her legend in recent years. He has continuously dominated the four World Championships held since 2011, with the clasp of the four gold medals won last year in Lahti. In Pyeongchang he is presented with a new opportunity to increase his legend.
- Martin Fourcade
The puncture in the Olympic classification of Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the sportsman with the best record in the Winter Olympic Games, further increases the chances that the great sensation of the Sochi Games, Martin Fourcade, will reassert itself as a star. Collector of world titles and medals since 2011, two gold and one silver were taken from Russia. The Frenchman arrives intending to regain his hegemony in his sport after a World Cup last year in which several men were able to stand up to him and defeat him.
- Laura Dahlmeier
At only 24 years old, the German is called to be one of the sensations of the Games. His endorsement is the biathlon World Cup he starred in last year: he took five golden medals and one silver in the six races contested. He had his first contact with the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014, where he did not shine especially. Since then, it has been a fixture on the podium of the big competitions, with that explosion at Hochfilzen that reaffirmed at the World Cup. Her next goal is to be an Olympic champion, and she will have several options to achieve it.
- Kamil Stoch
The Pole took the two individual ski jumping tests in Sochi 2014, both on a usual springboard and on a massive springboard and arrives at an adorable moment in PyeongChang: he has won the four races of the four Trampolines, a situation that has made him the second man in history to make full in this mythical competition. That’s why he wants to round it up by savoring the gold medal in the Games.
- Sven Kramer
Twenty-eight world titles and three Olympians in speed skating are sufficient collateral to justify the presence of the Dutchman on the list. With more than a decade in the elite, Sven Kramer has broken down all the barriers of his sport. The 5000-meter and 10,000-meter tests, where his domain is magnified even more, will be his main tests in an Olympic edition in which he plans to participate in five trials.