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DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE SLOUCHES. SNOWBOARD GODDESSES GRETCHEN BLEILER AND LINDSEY JACOBELLIS ARE MORE THAN READY TO BECOME OLYMPIC ICONS

Updated: July 10, 2012, 3:07 PM ET
By LINDSAY BERRA

Wha-bamm. That's how Gretchen Bleiler describes her body slamming the halfpipe floor during the mid-December Olympic trials at Breckenridge, Colo. She under-rotated a 900 and dropped about 15 feet to the icy pipe floor. Bleiler, whose fine features and quick smile are easy on a camera lens, is one of the world's elite halfpipe riders. With the fall on her final run, she finished second to Hannah Teter. But this is the first of five Olympic qualifying Grand Prix events, and the 24-year-old Bleiler ...

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