Team USA athlete roster for 2022 Winter Olympics

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The U.S. Olympic team for the 2022 Winter Games, which open Feb. 4, is 224 athletes now that every national governing body announced its roster.

The oldest Team USA athlete is 40-year-old snowboarder Nick Baumgartner, who has a 17-year-old son, Landon, who is older than the youngest qualifier, 16-year-old figure skater Alysa Liu.

Four athletes qualified for their fifth Olympics: curler John Shuster, snowboarders Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis and skeleton slider Katie Uhlaender.

Every individual U.S. gold medalist from the previous Olympics will return for the first time since 1968: halfpipe skier David Wise, Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin and snowboarders Jamie AndersonChloe KimRed Gerard and White.

The U.S. has a “Summer” (luger Summer Britcher) and a “Winter” (aerials skier Winter Vinecki, the first Winter Olympian named “Winter,” according to Olympedia.org).

Here’s the full list of athletes named to the 2022 U.S. Olympic team:

Alpine Skiing (17)
Keely Cashman
Katie Hensien
A.J. Hurt
Breezy Johnson (injured)
Mo Lebel
Tricia Mangan
Paula Moltzan
Nina O’Brien
Mikaela Shiffrin
Jacqueline Wiles
Alix Wilkinson
Bella Wright
Bryce Bennett
Ryan Cochran-Siegle
Tommy Ford
Travis Ganong
River Radamus
Luke Winters

Biathlon (8)
Susan Dunklee
Clare Egan
Deedra Irwin
Joanne Reid
Jake Brown
Sean Doherty
Leif Nordgren
Paul Schommer

Bobsled (12)
Sylvia Hoffman
Kaillie Humphries
Kaysha Love
Elana Meyers Taylor
Hakeem Abdul Saboor
Hunter Church
Frank Del Duca
Kris Horn
Jimmy Reed
Carlo Valdes
Charlie Volker
Josh Williamson

Cross-Country Skiing (14)
Rosie Brennan
Jessie Diggins
Hannah Halvorsen
Julia Kern
Sophia Laukli
Novie McCabe
Caitlin Patterson
Hailey Swirbul
Kevin Bolger
Ben Ogden
Luke Jager
Scott Patterson
JC Schoonmaker
Gus Schumacher

Curling (11)
Becca Hamilton
Vicky Persinger
Tabitha Peterson
Tara Peterson
Nina Roth
Aileen Geving (alternate)
Matt Hamilton
John Landsteiner
Chris Plys
John Shuster
Colin Hufman (alternate)

Figure Skating (16)
Mariah Bell (Singles)
Karen Chen (Singles)
Alysa Liu (Singles)
Jason Brown (Singles)
Nathan Chen (Singles)
Vincent Zhou (Singles)
Ashley Cain-Gribble (Pairs)
Alexa Knierim (Pairs)
Brandon Frazier (Pairs)
Timothy LeDuc (Pairs)
Madison Chock (Ice Dance)
Kaitlin Hawayek (Ice Dance)
Madison Hubbell (Ice Dance)
Jean-Luc Baker (Ice Dance)
Evan Bates (Ice Dance)
Zachary Donohue (Ice Dance)

Freestyle Skiing (32)
Ashley Caldwell (Aerials)
Kaila Kuhn (Aerials)
Megan Nick (Aerials)
Winter Vinecki (Aerials)
Hanna Faulhaber (Halfpipe)
Devin Logan (Halfpipe)
Brita Sigourney (Halfpipe)
Carly Margulies (Halfpipe)
Olivia Giaccio (Moguls)
Jaelin Kauf (Moguls)
Kai Owens (Moguls)
Hannah Soar (Moguls)
Caroline Claire (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Marin Hamill (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Darian Stevens (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Maggie Voisin (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Chris Lillis (Aerials)
Eric Loughran (Aerials)
Justin Schoenefeld (Aerials)
Aaron Blunck (Halfpipe)
Alex Ferreira (Halfpipe)
Birk Irving (Halfpipe)
David Wise (Halfpipe)
Cole McDonald (Moguls)
Nick Page (Moguls)
Dylan Walczyk (Moguls)
Brad Wilson (Moguls)
Tyler Wallasch (Ski Cross)
Mac Forehand (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Nick Goepper (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Alex Hall (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Colby Stevenson (Slopestyle/Big Air)

Hockey (48)
Cayla Barnes
Megan Bozek
Hannah Brandt
Dani Cameranesi
Alex Carpenter
Alex Cavallini
Jesse Compher
Kendall Coyne Schofield
Brianna Decker
Jincy Dunne
Savannah Harmon
Caroline Harvey
Nicole Hensley
Megan Keller
Amanda Kessel
Hilary Knight
Abbey Murphy
Kelly Pannek
Maddie Rooney
Abby Roque
Hayley Scamurra
Lee Stecklein
Grace Zumwinkle
Nick Abruzzese
Kenny Agostino
Matty Beniers
Brendan Brisson
Noah Cates
Drew Commesso
Brian Cooper
Brock Faber
Sean Farrell
Drew Helleson
Sam Hentges
Steven Kampfer
Matthew Knies
Strauss Mann
Marc McLaughlin
Ben Meyers
Andy Miele
Pat Nagle
Aaron Ness
Brian O’Neill
Nick Perbix
Jake Sanderson
Nick Shore
Nathan Smith
David Warsofsky

Luge (8)
Summer Britcher (Singles)
Ashley Farquharson (Singles)
Emily Sweeney (Singles)
Jonny Gustafson (Singles)
Chris Mazdzer (Singles)
Tucker West (Singles)
Zack DiGregorio (Doubles)
Sean Hollander (Doubles)

Nordic Combined (5)
Taylor Fletcher
Jasper Good
Ben Loomis
Stephen Schumann
Jared Shumate

Short Track Speed Skating (7)
Maame Biney
Eunice Lee
Julie Letai
Kristen Santos
Corinne Stoddard
Andrew Heo
Ryan Pivirotto

Skeleton (3)
Kelly Curtis
Katie Uhlaender
Andrew Blaser

Ski Jumping (5)
Anna Hoffmann
Kevin Bickner
Erik Belshaw (declined spot)
Decker Dean
Patrick Gasienica
Casey Larson

Snowboarding (26)
Zoe Kalapos (Halfpipe)
Chloe Kim (Halfpipe)
Maddie Mastro (Halfpipe)
Tessa Maud (Halfpipe)
Jamie Anderson (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Hailey Langland (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Julia Marino (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Courtney Rummel (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Stacy Gaskill (Snowboard Cross)
Faye Gulini (Snowboard Cross)
Lindsey Jacobellis (Snowboard Cross)
Meghan Tierney (Snowboard Cross)
Lucas Foster (Halfpipe)
Taylor Gold (Halfpipe)
Chase Josey (Halfpipe)
Shaun White (Halfpipe)
Robby Burns (Parallel Giant Slalom)
Cody Winters (Parallel Giant Slalom)
Chris Corning (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Sean FitzSimons (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Red Gerard (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Dusty Henricksen (Slopestyle/Big Air)
Nick Baumgartner (Snowboard Cross)
Alex Deibold (Snowboard Cross) (injured)
Mick Dierdorff (Snowboard Cross)
Hagen Kearney (Snowboard Cross)
Jake Vedder (Snowboard Cross)

Speed Skating (12)
Giorgia Birkeland
Brittany Bowe
Kimi Goetz
Erin Jackson
Mia Manganello Kilburg
Ethan Cepuran
Casey Dawson
Austin Kleba
Emery Lehman
Joey Mantia
Ian Quinn
Jordan Stolz

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In a tie, Wendy Holdener puts to rest a remarkable stat in Alpine skiing

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Swiss Wendy Holdener ended one of the most remarkable victory droughts in sports by tying for the win with Swede Anna Swenn Larsson in a World Cup slalom in Killington, Vermont, on Sunday.

Holdener, after 15 second-place finishes and 15 third-place finishes in her career, stood on the top step of a World Cup slalom podium for the first time. She shared it with Swenn Larsson, who had six World Cup slalom podiums before Sunday and also earned her first win.

They beat Austrian Katharina Truppe by .22 of a second combining times from two runs.

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Holdener, 29, previously won three World Cups in other disciplines, plus two world championships in the combined and Olympic and world titles in the team event.

“To be tied first when I came into the finish was such a relief,” Holdener said while shoulder to shoulder with Swenn Larsson. “On the end, it’s perfect, because now we can share our first win together.”

Mikaela Shiffrin had the best first-run time but lost her lead midway through the second run and finished fifth. Shiffrin, who won the first two slaloms this season last weekend, was bidding for a 50th World Cup slalom victory and a sixth win in six slaloms in Killington.

“I fought. I think some spots I got a little bit off my timing, but I was pushing, and that’s slalom,” she said before turning her attention to Holdener and Swenn Larsson. “It’s a pretty special day, actually.”

The women’s Alpine skiing World Cup moves next weekend to Lake Louise, Alberta, with two downhills and a super-G.

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Injured Ilia Malinin wins Grand Prix Finland, qualifies for Grand Prix Final

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Ilia Malinin, competing “a little bit injured” this week, still won Grand Prix Finland and goes into the Grand Prix Final in two weeks as the world’s top-ranked male singles skater.

Malinin, who was second after Friday’s short program, landed four clean quadruple jumps in Saturday’s free skate to overtake Frenchman Kevin Aymoz.

Malinin, who landed a quad flip in competition for the first time, according to SkatingScores.com, also attempted a quad Axel to open his program, but spun out of the landing and put his hand down on the ice.

Malinin also won his previous two starts this season in come-from-behind fashion. The 17-year-old world junior champion became the first skater to land a clean, fully rotated quad Axel in September, then did it again in October at Skate America, where he posted the world’s top overall score this season.

Next, Malinin can become the second-youngest man to win the Grand Prix Final after Russian Yevgeny Plushenko. His biggest competition is likely to be world champion Shoma Uno of Japan, who like Malinin won both of his Grand Prix starts this fall. Malinin and Uno have not gone head-to-head this season.

Grand Prix Finland highlights air on NBC, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Earlier, Japan’s Mai Mihara overtook world silver medalist Loena Hendrickx of Belgium to become the only woman to win both of her Grand Prix starts this season. Mihara prevailed by .23 of a point. The top three women this season by best total score are Japanese, led by a junior skater, 14-year-old Mao Shimada, who isn’t Olympic age-eligible until 2030.

Mihara and Hendrickx qualified for the Grand Prix Final, joining world champion Kaori Sakamoto and Rinka Watanabe, both of Japan, South Korean Yelim Kim and American Isabeau Levito, the world junior champion.

Italians Rebecca Ghilardi and Filippo Ambrosini won both pairs’ programs and qualified for their first Grand Prix Final.

Japan’s Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara and Americans Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier headline the Final. Both pairs won each of their Grand Prix starts earlier this fall. The Japanese have the world’s two best scores this season. The Americans are reigning world champions.

At least one Russian or Chinese pair made every Grand Prix Final podium — usually pairs from both countries — but neither nation competed in pairs this Grand Prix season. All Russian skaters are banned due to the war in Ukraine. China’s lone entry on the Grand Prix across all disciplines was an ice dance couple.

Canadians Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier improved on their world-leading score for this season in winning the ice dance by 17.03 points over Americans Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker. Both couples qualified for the Grand Prix Final in the absence of all three Olympic medalists this fall.

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