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

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Segal

Anna Segal

NZ

Age: 27

Melbourne, Australia

This 27-year-old Aussie has been skiing since the age of four and once had her sights set on the Olympics as a mogul skier. After coming back from a knee injury at the age of 18 she decided to take her skills to the terrain park, where she quickly emerged as a top contender. Among her accomplishments are a first place finish in 2012 at the WSI/AFP World Championships and bronze medal performances at last season’s Dew Tour and US Grand Prix at Copper. Back in ’09, she won the inaugural women’s slopestyle contest at X Games Aspen. Segal wrangled with another knee injury last summer, but credits the time off with allowing her to prepare mentally for the upcoming season.

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