Sarah Hendrickson may not be as old as her fellow competitors, but she is already out-jumping them all while making history and putting up the results of a seasoned veteran. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Sarah Hendrickson, the 2013 world champion, led the USA in 23rd at the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
Teams from all corners of the globe have been making their way to the popular nordic center where the championships open Wednesday evening with first competitions on Thursday.
Sarah Hendrickson soared to a 10th place finish in the second day of a weekend FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tigil.
In her third World Cup since returning from a knee injury, Sarah Hendrickson sailed to 14th at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Russia.
Sarah Hendrickson made her comeback with strong finishes after nearly 15 months away.
Sarah Hendrickson, now 22, has packed a lot into her short career – 13 World Cup wins, a World Cup season title and the 2013 World Championship. Still, she’s far from finished.
Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson shares her thoughts on what makes a champion.
Nita Englund and Sarah Hendrickson were named to the 2015-16 U.S. Ski Jumping Team, which opens the World Cup tour this weekend in Lillehammer.
World Champion Sarah Hendrickson will miss the upcoming ski jumping season after undergoing knee surgery this week.
Sarah Hendrickson flew 128.5 meters to finish second on the large hill at Holmenkollen in Oslo during the season finale of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup.
Sarah Hendrickson landed two podiums the week before the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, boosting her confidence for the events.
Sarah Hendrickson found the sweet spot, hitting two strong jumps to lead both of her competition rounds as the USA team finished seventh.
Defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson finished sixth Friday night with Jessica Jerome ninth on the women's HS100 ski jumping event.
America's Sarah Hendrickson is coming off back-to-back podiums in Slovenia last weekend as she seeks to defend her world title Friday in Falun.
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If there were ever an almanac of rising stars, Sarah Hendrickson would be in contention for the cover photo. Still a teenager, the young ski jumper has already won a U.S. title, a World Championship gold medal and a World Cup globe, making her one of the youngest skiers ever, male or female, to do so.
Hendrickson’s 2013 season should have been hampered by an offseason knee surgery that kept her out of jumping for over six months, but that’s not what happened. Instead, with extremely limited training, the Park City native grabbed a World Ski Championships gold and finished second overall in the World Cup standings.
Add those results with her World Cup overall first place in 2012 (the inaugural World Cup season for women’s ski jumping), a silver medal in the 2012 Junior World Championships and a second place finish in the 2012 Continental Cup, and it’s hard to believe that Hendrickson hasn’t yet seen her 20th birthday.
Along with teammates Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome, Hendrickson sees 2014 as a chance to make history by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal awarded in women’s ski jumping.
Come the World Championships event in February, I had many more training jumps under my belt and was ready for the big event. I walked away with the win and was overjoyed by that. Both the result and my technique were finally back and I was/am beyond satisfied.
Next, we start training in the gym May 1st and then jumping June 1st. I am ready for a summer without high school or injuries and looking forward to an exciting Olympic year.
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Continental Cup (predecessor to World Cup)