Meet the Inspiring Winter Olympians Representing Team USA

by Jessica Toomer

When the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off in South Korea this year, Team USA will be represented by plenty of talented athletes, most of them with inspiring stories to tell. Before the Games begin, we're highlighting eight men and women whose personal journeys to a potential place on the podium are a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the beauty of the American dream. From figure skaters battling injuries to hockey players busting through barriers, and a couple of speedskaters poised to make history, here are the 2018 Winter Olympians we can't wait to watch.