This article originally published Jan. 25, 2018.
Throughout the past few weeks, more and more athletes have earned their spots on Team USA for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
They’ve had to overcome serious injuries, past disappointments and even discrimination to qualify for the games. Some are rookies, while others will participate for their second or even their fourth time. Some had to sit out Sochi four years ago, while others set records there and aim to top their past performance.
Click through the slides to learn about the careers and driving philosophies of five of the athletes that will compete for the U.S. in PyeongChang between Feb. 9 and 25.