The largest U.S. athlete delegation in Winter Olympics history is headed out to Pyeongchang to bring back the gold. See the youngest, oldest, newest and most decorated athletes headed to South Korea this winter for the 2018 games.
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Bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, snowboarder Alex Deibold, skier Lindsey Vonn, skier Gus Kenworthy and members of Team USA pose for a photo during the 100 Days Out 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Celebration - Team USA in Times Square on Nov. 1, 2017, in New York City.
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At 243 athletes, this year's delegation from the United States is the largest in Winter Games history. Hold your breath for some exciting breakout stars on the ice and on the slopes, as well as return performances from tried-and-true Olympic veterans.
This year, seven pairs of siblings will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, with Shibutani siblings Alex and Maia likely to bring home a medal in ice dance.
Five Olympians are headed to the slopes to defend their gold standing. From left: Jamie Anderson (snowboard slopestyle), Maddie Bowman (freestyle skiing halfpipe), Ted Ligety (alpine skiing, giant slalom), Mikaela Shiffrin (alpine skiing, slalom) and David Wise (freestyle skiing halfpipe).
The 2018 Winter Games will be the fifth Olympic appearance for Kelly Clark, (snowboard) and Kikkan Randall (cross-country skiing), setting a winter record for U.S. female Olympians.
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Speed skater Shani Davis flies into South Korea as the most decorated winter Olympian from Team USA. Davis has won four Olympics medals in his career - two gold, two silver.
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Clare Egan (biathlon), Thomas Hong (short track) and Chloe Kim (snowboarding) should have little trouble adjusting to this year's host city - all three Olympians speak Korean! Egan, who holds a masters in linguistics from Wellesley, <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-biathlon/athletes/Clare-Egan" target="_blank">counts learning languages</a> among her many hobbies. Hong was <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Thomas-Hong" target="_blank">born in Korea</a>, while Kim is a first-generation Korean-American from California.
The 2018 Winter Games will be the first Olympics where Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim skate together as a married couple. The two figure skaters paired in 2012 before <a href="http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/who-are-alexa-scimeca-knierim-and-chris-knierim" target="_blank">marrying in June 2016</a>.
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At 39-years-old, NHL star and Team USA Hockey player Brian Gionta will be the oldest American Olympian competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.
Vincent Zhou, at 17, will be the youngest Team USA Olympian headed to Pyeongchang to compete. It is the first Olympic games, summer and winter, since 1988 without a U.S. competitor younger than 17.