Winter Games Athletes
Voisin is the youngest U.S. winter Olympian since 14-year-old speed skaters Kay Lunda and Connie Carpenter-Phinney competed in Sapporo in 1972. She’s also the youngest Olympian since 1996, with famed swimmer Michael Phelps previously holding that honor from the 2000 Sydney Games. The high school freshman and slopestyle athlete posted a successful third-place showing in 2013 on the Dew Tour. She failed to qualify for the team based on her performances but made the cut when the committee decided to add her. Voisin began skiing at the age of two, and her 2013 wins at the U.S. Revolution Tour and a win at the WSI/AFP world championship event helped propel her into the spotlight. That was her first year skiing at the World Cup level and her 2014 dream was actually to compete at the Winter X Games. She accomplished that by winning silver at the X Games in Aspen in January, and that will serve as momentum for her historic trip to Sochi.