The race for Sochi: Newport resident Mimi Wiencke is top U.S. Olympic hopeful snowboarder
In 1998, Mimi Wiencke made it her goal to go to the Olympics someday. This month, Wiencke starts the home stretch of a journey she hopes will end in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Games.
Wiencke, 24, is the top ranked women's alpine snowboard racer in the country and is America's most promising Olympic hopeful in two events — the parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom — for 2014.
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