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YOG curler and rising star Sarah Anderson joins Team USA’s curling elite

YOG curler and rising star Sarah Anderson joins Team USA’s curling elite
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02/05/2013

It seems the last 12 months have been filled with career highlights for 18-year-old curler Sarah Anderson. One year after competing in the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, where Sarah placed fifth with her mixed gender curling team, the American athlete has caught the attention of the senior USA team. 


Still a high school student in Pennsylvania, earlier this year Sarah was hand-picked by national champion Erika Brown to shadow her squad, including four Olympic athletes, at the 2013 World Women’s Championships in Riga, Latvia. Awestruck and honoured, Sarah was all too keen to have the opportunity to observe and work with the best curlers in the world.

With the Youth Olympic Games being “a fun and eye-opening experience”, and following her recent participation in the Women’s World  Championships, Sarah is determined more than ever to play in great competitions and improve her game to perhaps one day stand on an Olympic podium.

To learn more about Sarah’s curling journey and how she juggles school and training, check out the full story on www.teamusa.org

Lillehammer 2016 Photos

  • Lillehammer 2016 Closing Ceremony

    PDT Bach and Honorary PDT Jacques Rogge in the audience at the closing ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Benoit-Olivier Groulx CAN (L) vies with Jake Wise USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Aidan Dudas CAN has a shot on goalie Drew Deridder USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Aidan Dudas CAN (Center) vies with Adam Samuelsson USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Curling Mixed Doubles

    Honoka Sasaki JPN throws a stone during the Curling Mixed Doubles Finals Bronze Medal Game at Lillehammer Curling Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Curling Mixed Doubles

    Andreas Haarstad NOR sweeps the ice during the Curling Mixed Doubles Finals Bronze Medal Game at Lillehammer Curling Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

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