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  1. Sarah Hendrickson out for season after another knee surgery

    Aug 26, 2015, 8:39 PM EDT


    The first female Olympic ski jumper reinjured her right knee.

  2. Sarah Hendrickson sixth at ski jumping World Championships

    Feb 20, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Hendrickson was defending her 2013 title, following her August 2013 crash and Sochi Olympic comeback.

  3. Sarah Hendrickson’s goal to defend World Championship this season

    Oct 8, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    First woman to ski jump at an Olympics coming back from knee injury.

  4. Sarah Hendrickson on podium in international ski jumping return

    Sep 28, 2014, 4:30 AM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    World champion finishes behind Japanese rival.

  5. Sarah Hendrickson takes over @NBCOlympics

    Feb 17, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    She helped make Olympic history.

  6. Persistence pays off for women’s ski jumping with Olympic debut

    Feb 12, 2014, 6:25 AM EDT

    Sochi Olympics Ski Jumping Women

    The historic event came after a long battle to get the discipline onto the world’s biggest sporting stage.

  7. “Wolfpack,” Jessie Diggins, Bill Demong cheer U.S. women’s ski jumpers

    Feb 11, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

    Ski Jumping - Winter Olympics Day 4

    The American Olympians show their support for jumpers Hendrickson, Jerome, and Van.

  8. What to watch on Day 4 of Sochi Olympics

    Feb 10, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    Shaun White

    Here’s a look at the compelling events, athletes and storylines of the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

  9. Olympic gold medal contender Takanashi wins at Hinzenbach

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Sara Takanashi

    Expected to be one of the primary figures in the battle for the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women’s ski jumping, Japan’s Sara Takanashi earned her ninth FIS World Cup win of the season today in windy Hinzenbach, Austria. The 17-year-old Takanashi, who figures to duel with Team USA’s Sarah Hendrickson for that Sochi gold,…

  10. Sarah Hendrickson, Lindsey Van added to U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping Team

    Jan 22, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    Sarah Hendrickson reached her goal, making the first U.S. Olympic women’s ski jumping team five months after blowing out her right knee in a training crash. Hendrickson and Lindsey Van joined Olympic Trials winner Jessica Jerome on the U.S. Olympic Team announced Wednesday. A fourth woman could be added later this week if other countries don’t fill their quotas. Women’s…

  11. Sarah Hendrickson returns to ski jumping

    Jan 21, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    World champion Sarah Hendrickson has returned to ski jumping, five months after blowing out her right knee in a crash that put her Olympic hopes in jeopardy. For the past week, Hendrickson has been jumping on the normal hill at Utah Olympic Park in Park City under the direction of U.S. coach Alan Alborn and medical staff. The…

  12. U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined Trials preview

    Dec 27, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

    Lindsey Van

    They fought for a decade for Olympic inclusion. Now, women’s ski jumpers are set to vie for the sport’s first U.S. Olympic berth. The U.S. Olympic Trials for ski jumping and Nordic combined will take place at 2002 Olympic venues in Park City, Utah, this weekend. The winner of each event — three athletes total…

  13. Sara Takanashi calls Sarah Hendrickson icon rather than rival

    Dec 5, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    Sara Takanashi

    The first Olympic women’s ski jumping competition figures to be won by either Sara Takanashi or Sarah Hendrickson on Feb. 11. Japan’s Takanashi, 17, is the reigning World Cup champion. The American Hendrickson, 19, is the reigning world champion. Hendrickson is not a sure bet to compete in Sochi due to her knee injury, but when healthy they seem…

  14. Ski Jumping World Cup season preview

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    The Olympic addition of women’s ski jumping makes this arguably the most story-filled World Cup season in the sport’s history. Most U.S. eyes will be on a jumper who might not compete at all before Sochi.  Utah teen Sarah Hendrickson, the reigning world champion, tore the ACL, MCL and meniscus in her right knee in an…

  15. Sarah Hendrickson walking normally 2 months after knee surgery

    Oct 28, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    NEW YORK — World champion Sarah Hendrickson shed her knee brace a week and a half ago and remains on track for a January return to ski jumping, she said Monday. Hendrickson, 19, tore the ACL, MCL and meniscus in her right knee in an Aug. 21 crash in Germany that left her in tears. She underwent…

  16. Lindsey Van, Bill Demong, Nick Alexander win Nordic Skiing National Championships

    Oct 14, 2013, 8:12 AM EDT

    Lindsey Van

    In the absence of the injured Sarah Hendrickson, Lindsey Van soared to her 16th national ski jumping title Sunday, while Olympic champion Bill Demong scored his ninth national Nordic combined title. 2010 Olympian Nick Alexander took the men’s ski jumping normal hill championship. All of the Nordic skiing events were held in Lake Placid. Hendrickson and Nick Fairall won the large hill national titles there…

  17. Sarah Hendrickson: How to be a ski jumper

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    The first Olympic women’s ski jumping competition could very well inspire many kids to take up the sport. Why wait until February? World champion Sarah Hendrickson, 19, of Park City, Utah, put together a video primer on the sport for the International Olympic Committee’s YouTube channel. Hendrickson is recovering from major knee surgery and hopes to…

  18. Sarah Hendrickson’s goal to return to ski jumping in January

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    World champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson made her way through interviews at the U.S. Olympic media summit via cane and wheelchair Tuesday, her right knee in a massive black brace due to an Aug. 21 crash in Germany. She underwent reconstructive knee surgery on Aug. 29 to repair a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus, and the U.S. Ski…

  19. Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson undergoes reconstructive knee surgery

    Aug 30, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    World champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson underwent right knee surgery Thursday after a training crash last week. The U.S. Ski Team said it’s too early to issue a specific return to snow date. The women’s ski jumping competition at the Sochi Olympics is Feb. 11. Hendrickson, 19, needed ACL reconstruction, MCL and meniscal repair after crashing…

  20. Report: Sarah Hendrickson suffers knee ligament damage in ski jumping accident in Europe

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    World champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson reportedly broke ligaments in a ski jumping fall Wednesday. Hendrickson, 19, suffered a right knee injury that included ligament damage, according to the Italian website wintersport-news. Hendrickson flew 148 meters in Oberstdorf, Germany, according to a report and alluded to on a photo posted to Hendrickson’s Instagram on Wednesday. The longest…

  21. Sarah Hendrickson, Nick Fairall win U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

    Sarah Hendrickson

    Reigning world champion Sarah Hendrickson and Nick Fairall claimed U.S. ski jumping titles on the large hill at the 2002 Olympic ski jumps in Park City, Utah, on Sunday. Hendrickson, 19, and Fairall, 24, won on a snow-less hill in 80-degree weather. Hendrickson captured her second national title with a score of 222.1 over two jumps. 2012 U.S.…