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Liu Jiayu
Sport: Snowboarding
Birthdate: September 17, 1992
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Hometown: Harbin, China
Event: Women's Halfpipe

Getting to know: Liu Jiayu

In 2008-09, Liu Jiayu had a dominant season on the women's halfpipe circuit, winning the World Cup title and gold at the World Championships at age 17... The teenage sensation, who hails from Chinese winter sports mecca Harbin, has announced herself as a legitimate threat to American halfpipe supremacy in 2010.

Results

DateEvent RankResults
Thu, Feb 18 - 6:00pHalfpipe -- Final 439.3
Thu, Feb 18 - 4:00pHalfpipe -- Semifinal 241.1
Thu, Feb 18 - 12:30pHalfpipe -- Qual. 1233.3

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    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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