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Keltie Hansen may be Canada's halfpipe surprise at Sochi?

Sports News / Elizabeth Darrell


Keltie Hansen may be Canada's halfpipe surprise at Sochi?

  • Talented free skier who placed third in Sochi pre-Olympic 2013 race
  • Idolized Canadian snowboarding legend Sarah Burke
  • Considered one of the top young Canadian free skiing talents
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Can Keltie Hansen surprise the world and win a medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Canada? This is the challenge that this young half pipe snowboarder will be faced with when she competes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The good thing about Keltie Hansen is she is impervious to pressure as she had to hold off two other Canadian who were in the top 10 world half pipe standings to be named to the Canadian Winter Olympic team.
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Keltie Hansen may be someone who surprises many of the top half pipe snowboarders at the Olympics because she will be arriving with less pressure but as someone who has performed very well in Sochi in recent competitions. Most of her competitors are the faces of major snowboard companies and apparel companies and while Keltie Hansen does have some endorsements she is considered to be one of the up and coming talents who has not yet reached her peak. 
However, in 2013 World Cup competition on the course that the half pipe 2014 Olympics will be raced Keltie Hansen placed third and in the process sent a message to her competitors that she is someone who could easily win a medal in this competition. If Keltie Hansen is able to win a medal, especially a gold medal in this competition her life will change forever in a very good way as the major clothing apparel companies will make her a household name in North America.
Can Keltie Hansen be a surprise in Russia
Can Keltie Hansen be a surprise in Russia
Companies such as Nike and Under Armour are on the lookout for a young person to become the face of their product within the growing snowboarding market and an attractive woman such as Keltie Hansen who idolized past snowboarding great Sarah Burke would be a great endorser for their products. 
Keltie Hansen has the potential to become one of Canada's Olympic darlings if she is able to perform up to her potential and secure a medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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