What's It Like Being a First-Time Olympian? 17-Year-Old Skier Shares Her Story

Seventeen-year-old Tess Johnson found out she would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics — her first time as an Olympian — just days before the games kicked off in South Korea. It was an unforgettable — and emotional — moment for the young Vail, Colorado, native.

“I remember my coach coming up to me and saying, ‘You’re going to be an Olympian,’ ” recalls Johnson, who became the youngest moguls skier ever named to the US national team in 2014. “And I started crying...

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