Breaking down why Hannah Kearney is a moguls contender

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Hannah Kearney backed up her moguls hype by advancing to the finals via a first place qualifying run on Thursday, but those new to the sport might wonder how she stood out from the pack. This nifty NBCOlympics.com breaks down what makes her such a force in her sport.

The video linked above breaks down the degree of difficulty in her tricks and provides interesting details about her turning ability, which is a crucial skill in the sport.

While Kearney seems like a favorite, she’ll face plenty of competition, from Canada’s Dufour-Lapointe sisters to the sheer challenge of the course itself.

Learn a little more about moguls for both men and women in this preview.