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Kikkan Randall and Alex DeiboldKikkan Randall
U.S. Ski Team, Winter Olympics 2014
Kikkan Randall is a member of the 2014 Sochi Olympic U.S. Ski Team, and is an American cross-country skier hailing from Anchorage, Alaska. She won the silver medal in the individual sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, becoming the first American woman to win a medal in cross country skiing at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. In 2013, Randall teamed up with Jessie Diggins to win the first ever FIS Nordic World Ski Championships gold medal in the team sprint. Alex Deibold
U.S. Snowboard Team, Winter Olympics 2014
Alex Deibold is a member of the Sochi Olympic U.S. Snowboard Team. In February of 2013, he placed second at the FIS World Cup, the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, on the Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia. It marked his first World Cup podium, and in 2013 he made finals at four out of five World Cup starts. Born in Manchester Center, Vermont, Deibold currently resides in New Haven, CT.