Contenders: Get to know 26 of the top freeskiers competing in Sochi

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Dara Howell


Age: 19

Hometown: Huntsville, ON, Canada

Howell was the youngest woman to compete at Winter X Games in 2012, where she placed sixth in slopestyle and seventh in halfpipe; she went on to take bronze at Euro X in slopestyle that same year. She kicked off her 2013/14 season with a silver medal at the New Zealand Winter Games and followed up with outstanding showings at the Grand Prix events and also at X Games. While she barely missed the podium at X, this past January, many felt she was deserving of a medal. Expect her to make a strong bid for a podium spot in Sochi.

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