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Elena Hight's 12-year battle for Olympic glory


In 2014 Elena Hight failed to qualify for her third Winter Olympics, the Sochi Games, leaving her emotionally devastated and causing her to question her path. This is the story of how she recovered and is coming back stronger than ever.

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For the last 12 years Elena Hight has been trying to land on an Olympic podium. A pioneer in women’s halfpipe competition, Hight has been breaking ground since she landed the first 900 in competition for a woman at the 2003 Breckenridge Grand Prix, at just 13. She then went on to become the youngest Olympian at the 2006 Torino Games, and the first woman to land back-to-back 900s in competition in 2007. In 2014 she failed to qualify for the Sochi Games, leaving her emotionally devastated, causing her to question her path. This is the story of how she recovered and is coming back stronger than ever. WATCH PART 1

Follow Brolin's Competitive Season

Dew Tour
Breckenridge, Colorado
Dec. 8 - 11
Rev Tour Slopestyle
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Jan. 8 - 13
World Cup Slopestyle
Seiser Alm, Italy
Jan. 25 – 28
University Games Slopestyle
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Feb. 1 – 5
World Cup Big Air and Slopestyle
Quebec, Canada
Feb. 8 - 11
World Cup Slopestyle
Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic
Mar. 24-15

Chloe Kim, Gus Kenworthy, Elena Hight, and Brolin Mawejje all come from very different backgrounds. But each is united by their drive to be Olympians.

Here are their stories.


CHLOE KIM | BROLIN MAWEJJE | ELENA HIGHT | GUS KENWORTHY

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