Sarah Catherine Hendrickson (born August 1, 1994) is an American ski jumper. She won the first ever women's World Cup season in 2012, finished runner-up in 2013, and won an individual gold medal at the 2013 World Championships.
Hendrickson in Hinterzarten, 2013
|Full name||Sarah Catherine Hendrickson|
|Born||August 1, 1994|
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Ski club||Park City Nordic Ski Club|
|Personal best||148 m (486 ft)|
Oberstdorf, 20 Aug 2013
|World Cup career|
|Overall titles||1 (2012)|
|Updated on 28 January 2018.|
Hendrickson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Park City High School until 2011, when she began competing in the Ski Jumping World Cup. During this she moved to The Winter Sports School in Park City, where she graduated in November 2012.
In the first ever women's World Cup season in 2011/12, Hendrickson dominated by winning nine competitions; her first being on December 3, 2011 in Lillehammer. The 2012/13 season saw her win four World Cup competitions while finishing runner-up to nearest rival Sara Takanashi. Hendrickson was also able to win the women's event at the 2013 Ski Jumping World Championships in Val di Fiemme.
On August 21, 2013 in Oberstdorf, Hendrickson suffered a serious knee injury which required reconstructive surgery for a damaged ligament. She was one of five top female jumpers who, within a few months, had a bad fall and was forced to take a long recovery period. Hendrickson's injury would drain the chances of the United States women's team for a good result at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but it was announced on January 22, 2014 that Hendrickson would still be able to make the team in time for the Games. She was granted the historic honor of being the first female to ever jump in a ski jumping event at the Olympics, with women having been allowed to participate in Olympic ski jumping for the first time in history.
In December 2017, Hendrickson won the women's ski jumping competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping, securing her place on the U.S. Olympic team for Pyeongchang.
|1||2011/12||3 December 2011||Lillehammer||Lysgårdsbakken HS100 (night)||NH|
|2||8 January 2012||Hinterzarten||Rothaus-Schanze HS108||NH|
|3||14 January 2012||Val di Fiemme||Trampolino dal Ben HS106 (night)||NH|
|4||15 January 2012||Val di Fiemme||Trampolino dal Ben HS106 (night)||NH|
|5||11 February 2012||Ljubno||Savina Ski Jumping Center HS95||NH|
|6||12 February 2012||Ljubno||Savina Ski Jumping Center HS95||NH|
|7||3 March 2012||Zaō||Yamagata HS100||NH|
|8||4 March 2012||Zaō||Yamagata HS100||NH|
|9||9 March 2012||Oslo||Midtstubakken HS106||NH|
|10||2012/13||8 December 2012||Sochi||RusSki Gorki HS106||NH|
|11||12 January 2013||Hinterzarten||Rothaus-Schanze HS108||NH|
|12||15 March 2013||Trondheim||Granåsen HS105||NH|
|13||17 March 2013||Oslo||Holmenkollbakken HS134||LH|
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