Women finally allowed on USA Ski Jumping Team
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:01:14 GMT —
The world's biggest winter sports event is drawing closer and ski jumpers are especially excited. Since 1924, women ski jumpers were not allowed to participate in the Winter Games- until now.
Jessica Jerome and Lindsey Van are some of the first women ever to be able to compete at the olympic level in ski jumping. They speak about their intense training schedule, the recovery process, and how they've both been pushing for equality in sports and getting women's ski jumping added to the Olympics.
Both women are excited to finally show the world what they can do at the Olympic games in Sochi. The U.S. National Team has been ranked number 1 in the world for the past two World Cup seasons, winning the Nations Cup in 2012 and 2013.