Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

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Snowboarder Hailey Langland is one of the Team USA stars poised to break out at this month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Like her teammate and fellow teenage snowboard sensation, Chloe Kim, Langland is a Southern California girl who got into the sport because her father was a snowboard enthusiast.


 

 

<p><span>Snowboarder Hailey Langland is one of the Team USA stars poised to breakout at this month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Like her teammate and fellow teenage snowboard sensation, Chloe Kim, Langland is a Southern California girl who got into the sport because her father was a snowboarding enthusiast. </span>(AP) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

Snowboarder Hailey Langland is one of the Team USA stars poised to breakout at this month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Like her teammate and fellow teenage snowboard sensation, Chloe Kim, Langland is a Southern California girl who got into the sport because her father was a snowboarding enthusiast. (AP)

<p>Judges are already familiar with Langland for her style, the execution of her grabs and for her ability to pull off audacious moves while flying high in the air. (Getty) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

Judges are already familiar with Langland for her style, the execution of her grabs and for her ability to pull off audacious moves while flying high in the air. (Getty)

<p>Langland first hit the slopes of Big Bear at age five. A year later, she was sponsored by Burton. She made her debut on the professional snowboarding tour circuit at age 13, winning the Mammoth Revolution Tour the first time she competed in it. (Getty) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

Langland first hit the slopes of Big Bear at age five. A year later, she was sponsored by Burton. She made her debut on the professional snowboarding tour circuit at age 13, winning the Mammoth Revolution Tour the first time she competed in it. (Getty)

<p>Two years ago, she won a gold medal in big air at the 2016 Youth Olympics. (Getty) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

Two years ago, she won a gold medal in big air at the 2016 Youth Olympics. (Getty)

<p>Last year she won gold at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado and became the first woman to land a “cab double cork 1080” at an X Games. She’s ranked no. 2 in the 2016/17 World Snowboard Tour big air standings. (Getty) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

Last year she won gold at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado and became the first woman to land a “cab double cork 1080” at an X Games. She’s ranked no. 2 in the 2016/17 World Snowboard Tour big air standings. (Getty)

<p>A triple-threat, Langland, who is now 17, will compete in the big air, halfpipe and slopestyle events in PyeongChang. (Getty) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

A triple-threat, Langland, who is now 17, will compete in the big air, halfpipe and slopestyle events in PyeongChang. (Getty)

<p>An Olympic debutante, PyeongChang will be Langland’s first appearance at a Winter Games. (Getty) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

An Olympic debutante, PyeongChang will be Langland’s first appearance at a Winter Games. (Getty)

<p>Off the slopes, Langland is a typical California teen who enjoys surfing, doing yoga, painting and photography. She also has a dog, a husky named Denver. (Getty) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

Off the slopes, Langland is a typical California teen who enjoys surfing, doing yoga, painting and photography. She also has a dog, a husky named Denver. (Getty)

<p>She has a superstition about socks and tries to wear the same days on competition days as she does on her bast practice days. (Getty) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

She has a superstition about socks and tries to wear the same days on competition days as she does on her bast practice days. (Getty)

<p>Langland is considered a favorite in the big air competition at the PyeongChang Olympics and will also likely be a medal contender in slopestyle. (Getty) </p>
Rising stars of Team USA: Hailey Langland

Langland is considered a favorite in the big air competition at the PyeongChang Olympics and will also likely be a medal contender in slopestyle. (Getty)

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