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The Associated Press
Date
February 11, 2014

Quotes from pioneering women in ski jumping

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Here is a selection of quotes from competitors in the first ever Olympic ski jump event for women, on how it felt to make history on Tuesday:

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“It’s amazing. I’m the first woman Olympic champion in ski jumping.” — Gold medal winner Carina Vogt.

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“Girls are much more capable than people give them credit for, a lot of the time. And I think that we’ve shown that tonight. We’ve shown we belong here, and we put on a great show” — Jessica Jerome, from Park City, Utah, who placed 10th.

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“This is so cool … I think I will be very proud when I’m older” — Line Jahr, Norway, age 20. Placed 9th.

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“We put on an awesome show tonight and the world really saw what we have been working for” — Sarah Hendrickson, Park City, Utah, placed 21st.

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“Best experience ever … Our sport is going forward and is never going to be the same. And we can call ourselves Olympians now. And I couldn’t do that yesterday” — Lindsey Van, Park City, Utah, placed 15th.

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“This competition showed everyone that we totally deserve to be at the Olympics” — Maren Lundby, Norway.

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