More than 8,000 people crowded a sold-out event Feb. 11 at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center to watch the inaugural women's ski jumping event at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Another 200 media snaked a mixed-zone, waiting to chat with the medalists and the U.S. women who led the push to get their sport in the Games. Before the event, parents of the jumpers and Women's Ski Jumping USA president Deedee Corradini took part in a press conference to share their daughters' story.
Here are some links to stories about the event:
Ski-Jumping for Joy, and for Medals
New York Times
Women’s ski jumping makes Olympic debut
Olympics: U.S. women ski jumpers fall short, still claim victory
Salt Lake Tribune
Ski jumping a leap forward for women at the Winter Games
Al Jazeera America
Women jumpers prove their point at last
A giant leap but also small step for women