Going for the Gold: Women's Ski Jumping

Published 12/11 2013 04:09PM

Updated 12/12 2013 04:36AM

Since the origin of the Winter Olympics, ski jumping has exclusively been a male sport. Not anymore. Make room for the women, who will make history in Sochi as women’s ski jumping finally makes its Olympic debut.

The story began almost 10 years ago when a group of American women were done watching other women athletes represent their country at the Olympics.

Afterall, every other Olympic sport is open to both men and women. So after years of fighting, battling, competing and always hearing no. Finally in 2011, the IOC approved women's ski jumping as an official Olympic event.

They fought together so hard for so long, but now these women are competing against each other for 4 spots on the first American olympic team.

These are true Olympic pioneers, role models for girls who now have the chance to pursue the dreams at the highest level.

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