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Nick Fairall, United States: Fairall was the top qualifier for an American team, but he is not expected to medal in men's ski jumping. The 24-year-old New Hampshire native won his first national title in 2013. Also on Team USA are Nick Alexander, Peter Frenette and Anders Johnson.
Simon Ammann, Switzerland: Ammann has four individual gold medals to his credit after winning the men's large hill and normal hill competitions in 2002 and 2010. At 32 years old, he's likely competing in his final Olympics after amassing more than 20 World Cup event victories during a career spanning nearly two decades.
Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria: A winner of three medals in Vancouver, Schlierenzauer is among the favorites for 2014 gold. He marked his second career World Cup championship in 2013 and hopes to win individual honors as well as lead a talented Austrian team back to the medal stand in the team competition.
Peter Prevc, Slovenia: The 21-year-old Prevc finished second in large hill and third in normal hill events at the 2013 FIS World Championships. He'll have a chance to equal or better those performances as one of the favorites in both events in Sochi.
Kamil Stoch, Poland: The reigning world champion in large hill, Stoch led Poland to a third-place team finish at the World Championships last year. The 26-year-old will be competing in his third Olympics and is in the hunt for his first individual medal.
Sarah Hendrickson, United States: The 19-year-old from Salt Lake City is considered Team USA's best chance for gold in the women's competition, despite suffering a serious knee injury in August. She won gold at the 2013 FIS world championships, but after surgery, only returned to jumping in late January.
Lindsey Van, United States: The pioneer of the U.S. team, Van won gold the first women's ski jumping World Championships in 2009. Considered one of the driving forces behind women's ski jumping's eventual acceptance by the Olympics, Van finished eighth on the 2013 World Cup tour.
Jessica Jerome, United States: Another longtime veteran of international competition, Jerome became the first woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in ski jumping in December. She is a three-time national champion.
Sara Takanashi, Japan: Standing just 4'11", Takanashi is one of the most dominant athletes at the entire Sochi games. The 17-year-old laid waste to the competition during the latest World Cup season, winning eight of the nine events she entered. If she doesn't find the top of the podium, it'll be a huge upset.