Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Internationals; 6 to Watch

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Internationals; 6 to Watch

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SHAUN WHITE

US. Age: 31. Event: Snowboard halfpipe

The man they call the 'Flying Tomato' will be going for his third Olympic gold in South Korea after winning the halfpipe titles in 2006 in Turin and Vancouver four years later. White has been the standout figure in snowboarding for most of the 2000s.

MARCEL HIRSCHER

Austria. Age: 28.

Event: Alpine skiing

Hirscher is a huge favourite to take gold in at least one of the men's Alpine events after dominating the World Cup for the past six years. He has not had the same success at the winter Games, winning just a silver at Sochi four years ago.

KAMIL STOCH

Poland. Age: 30.

Event: Ski jumping

Last month became only the second man to win all four of the prestigious Four Hills Tournaments in one season, making him the form athlete going into the Games. Stoch will be the favourite for individual titles, with Poland also among the tips to take team gold.

LINDSEY VONN

US. Age: 33. …

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