(Hawaii News Now) - This week, for the first time ever, women competed in the sport of ski jumping at this year's Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Jessica Jerome is one Team USA's shining stars in ski jumping, but just 9 years ago, she didn't think she'd ever make it to the Olympic stage. She was ranked third in the world in 2005 when she suffered a season-ending knee injury. It took her a full two years to complete her rehab, and in 2008, she won not one, but two U.S. Championships in Ski Jumping, and to top it all off, she finished first out of all U.S. women during Tuesday's Olympic ski jumping competition.
Jerome's setback in her U.S. Olympic career has afforded her the opportunity to comeback and rise. As a part of Team Liberty Mutual, Jerome's comeback story is something you have to see and hear. She joined Mike Cherry with more.
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