Winter Games Athletes
The youngest of three sisters on the Canadian team heading to Sochi, Dufour-Lapointe will make her Olympic moguls debut in Russia. She is currently second in the World Cup rankings behind American Hannah Kearney, who is the reigning Olympic champion and heavy favorite to repeat. But the younger Dufour-Lapointe and middle sister Chloe are also expected to compete for a medal, and winning gold is not out of the question for either of them. The eldest of the three, Maxime, is not as accomplished as her younger sisters. Justine won bronze at last year's world championships in Norway and has two victories among her five podium finishes during the current World Cup season. She says her favorite moment in competition came at a World Cup event at Calgary in 2013 when she won a moguls event and stood on the podium with sister Chloe, who placed second. She was the World Cup rookie of the year in 2011 after a season in which she became the youngest female moguls winner on the circuit at age 16. When asked how she got into freestyle skiing, her answer was simple: She thought her older sisters were cool and wanted to follow in their footsteps.