Records were made to be broken and at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, these 10 athletes, including four Americans, will attempt to become some of the most decorated Winter Olympians of all-time.
1) Shaun White (Snowboarding) Shaun White, 27, will attempt to win a third gold medal in snowboard halfpipe. This would make him the first American man to win the same event three consecutive times at the Olympic Winter Games.
2) Tim Burke (Biathlon) No American has ever won a medal in biathlon, but Tim Burke may change that.
3) Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Biathlon) Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway could leave Sochi as the most decorated Winter Olympian ever. He has 11 medals (fellow Norwegian Bjoern Daehlie holds the record with 12), five of which are gold.
4) Marit Bjoergen (Cross-country skiing) Like her Norwegian countryman, biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Bjoergen has an opportunity to equal or break the all-time individual record for most Winter Olympic medals of 12, currently held by another Norwegian, Bjoern Daehlie.
5) Kikkan Randall (Cross-country skiing) The 31-year-old will attempt to be the first American woman to ever medal in cross-country.
6) Armin Zoeggeler (Luge) No Olympian has ever won a medal in six consecutive Winter Games. Luger Armin Zoeggeler will attempt to do just that in Sochi. The Italian native won his first medal, a bronze, in Lillehammer in 1994. The next four Winter Games, Zoeggeler won silver, gold, gold and bronze, respectively.
7) Hannah Kearney (Freestyle Skiing) will attempt to win her second consecutive gold medal, making her the first freestyle skier to win not just back-to-back golds, but two gold medals in freestyle skiing overall.
8) James Woods (Freestyle Skiing) Great Britain has never won an Olympic skiing medal, or a gold medal at the Winter Olympics since the 1984 Games in Sarajevo.
9) Wang Meng (Short Track) By winning one gold medal, China’s Wang Meng will hold the record for most golds (4) by a short track skater; and with two medals of any color, ties U.S. Olympian Apolo Ohno for most total medals all-time by a short tracker (8).
10) Yuna Kim (Figure Skating) Twenty-three-year-old Yuna Kim of South Korea is also going for back-to-back gold medals in figure skating. Germany's Katarina Witt was the last ladies singles skater to accomplish this, in 1984 and 1988.