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Women's ski jumping


When: Feb. 11.

Best of the U.S.: Teenage sensation Sarah Hendrickson will compete despite spending the last five months recuperating from knee surgery.

Best of the rest: Another teen, 17-year-old Sara Takanashi of Japan, is healthy and was leading the FIS standings.

U.S. chances to medal: Veterans Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome have a chance, but much depends on Hendrickson's level of fitness.

Little-known fact: Long before the Olympics invited women jumpers, Jerome was among a group of young forerunners who took off before the men's competition at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

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