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Hannah Kearney, a 2010 Olympic gold medalist, is one of the Vermont athletes heading to Sochi. Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Hannah_Kearney_20100226_Norwich-VT_adjusted.jpg">Tabercil</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Hannah Kearney, a 2010 Olympic gold medalist, is one of the Vermont athletes heading to Sochi. Photo: Tabercil, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Women dominate Vermont lineup for Sochi Olympics

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) From Olympic gold medalists to relative newcomers, women dominate the roster of Vermont athletes heading to the Winter Games.

At least 12 athletes from Vermont are heading to Sochi, and 11 of them are women. The lineup includes four women who are already decorated Olympians: mogul skier Hannah Kearney and snowboarders Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter and Lindsey Jacobellis.

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Kearney is a 2010 Olympic gold medalist from Norwich. Clark grew up in West Dover and took a gold medal at the 2002 games. Teter lives in Belmont and nabbed the gold in 2006, and Jacobellis of Stratton took silver in snowboard cross in 2006.

Four cross-country skiers from Vermont, including one man, made the Olympic team. The biathlon team counts two Vermont women among its ranks.

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