Here's How Much These 35 Olympians Have Changed From Their First Olympics To The Current Olympics

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The 2022 Winter Olympics are about to come to an end, and we'll have to say goodbye to some of our favorite Olympians for another four years.

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But before we let them go, let's take a look back. Here are all our fave Olympians* at their first Olympics vs. the 2022 Olympics!

*Yes, I definitely favored American athletes a bit here. Team USA!!!!!!

1. Team USA: Snowboarder Shaun White in 2006

Shaun holding up an American flag

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Shaun was only 19 when he first competed.

White in 2022

Shaun shouting as he snowboards

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The 35-year-old snowboarding legend recently announced his retirement after attending five Olympic Games and winning three gold medals.

2. Team USA: Snowboarder Chloe Kim at her first Olympics in 2018

Chloe at medal ceremony in 2018

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In 2018, Chloe became the youngest halfpipe gold medalist at age 18.

Kim in 2022

Chloe at medal ceremony in 2022

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This year, Chloe became the first woman to win two gold medals in halfpipe!

3. Team Netherlands: Speed skater Irene Wüst in 2006

Wurst giving a thumbs up

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Wüst won a bronze medal at age 19.

Irene Wüst in 2022

Wurst holding her hands in the hair

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Wüst, 35, is the first athlete to win an individual gold medal in five different Olympics.

4. Team Japan: Figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu in 2014

Yusuru holding his metal up

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Nineteen-year-old Hanyu became the first Asian men's singles skater to win the Olympic gold.

Hanyu in 2022

Hanyu competing during the men single skating

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Twenty-seven-year-old Hanyu has broken 19 world scoring records in skating.

5. Team USA: Snowboarder Jamie Anderson in 2014

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Anderson was 23 when she won her first Olympic medal!

Anderson in 2022

Anderson sticking her tongue out

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Thirty-one-year-old Anderson has attended three Olympics and won a gold medal at two and a silver medal at one.

Here's a better recent shot of her just prior to competing in the Olympics.

6. Team USA: Figure skater Nathan Chen in 2018

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At a 2017 competition, the teenager became the first man in figure skating history to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance. He placed fifth in the 2018 Olympics at age 18.

Chen in 2022

Chen during medal ceremony

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Chen won his first Olympic gold medal this year at age 22.

7. Team USA: Skiier Jessie Diggins in 2014

diggins at 2014 olympics

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Diggins was 22 when she first competed in the Olympics.

Diggins in 2022

Diggins at this year's olympics

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This year, 30-year-old Diggins became the most decorated American cross-country skier in world championship history.

8. Team USA: Bobsledder Elana Meyers in 2010

Elana holding up a flag

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Twenty-five-year-old Meyers and her partner Erin Pac won bronze in 2010.

Meyers in 2022

Meyers holding up her silver medal

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Thirty-seven-year-old Meyers has placed silver in the last three Olympics.

9. Team USA: Skiier Mikaela Shiffrin in 2014

Shiffrin in 2014 with her skiis and an american flag

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In 2014, 18-year-old Shiffrin became the youngest woman in US history to win a World Championship and the youngest athlete in history to win an Olympic slalom gold medal.

Shiffrin in 2022

shiffrin about to compete in 2022

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Shiffrin is now 26.

Here's a better shot of her face (she's on the right):

10. USA: Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis in 2006

Lindsey smiling at 2006 olympics

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Twenty-year-old Jacobellis won silver in snowboard cross in 2006.

Jacobellis in 2022

jacobellis holding up trophy

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In 2022, the 36-year-old Jacobellis became the oldest American woman to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games.

11. Team USA: Snowboarder Red Gerard in 2018

Gerard on the podium with medal

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Seventeen-year-old Gerard won gold in 2018 after oversleeping after bingeing Brooklyn Nine-Nine the night before.

Gerard in 2022

Gerard with his snowboard

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Gerard finished fifth in big air snowboarding.

Here's the most recent shot I could find of him without his goggles, from December 2021:

Gerard with his snowboard in 2021

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12. Team USA: Skiier David Wise in 2014

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Wise won gold at his first-ever Olympics at age 23.

Wise in 2022

Wise skiing at the 2022 Olympics

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Thirty-one-year-old Wise is set to compete in the final tonight.

Here's a video of him where you can see his face:

13. Team USA: Ice hockey player Hilary Knight in 2010

Hilary clapping with a silver medal

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Twenty-year-old Knight helped her team win silver in 2010.

Knight in 2022

Hilary skating during a warmup

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This is 32-year-old Knight's third Olympics.

Here's a video where you can see her a little better:

14. Team Canada: Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries in 2010

Kaillie after winning gold in 2010

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Humphries won gold in 2010 at age 24.

Kaillie Humphries in 2022 (now with Team USA)

Humphries with her medal

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Humphries, the most decorated woman in bobsled history, won gold again in 2022 at age 36.

15. Team USA: Speed skater Erin Jackson in 2018

Erin competing in 2018

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Jackson was 25 at her first Olympics.

Jackson in 2022

Erin waving after winning in 2022

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Twenty-nine-year-old Jackson won gold at this year's Olympics. Last year, she became the first Black American woman to win the World Cup.

16. Team USA: Speed skater Brittany Bowe in 2014

Bowe competing

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Bowe was also 25 at her first Olympics.

Here's a better photo of her at a press conference prior to the 2014 Olympics:

Brittany at a press conference

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Bowe in 2022

Bowe celebrating with her hands up

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Bowe is a three-time Olympian at age 33.

17. Team USA: Curler John Shuster in 2006

John competing

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Shuster was 23 at the time.

John Shuster in 2022

Shuster competing in 2022

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The now-39-year-old Shuster has competed in five straight Winter Olympics.

18. Team Germany: Luger Natalie Geisenberger in 2010

Natalie with her medal in 2010

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The 22-year-old won bronze at her first Olympics.

Geisenberger in 2022

Natalie posing with gold medal in 2022

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This was 34-year-old Geisenberger's fourth Olympic Games — she holds the title for most gold medals in Olympic luge history.

19. Team Canada: Skiier Mikaël Kingsbury in 2014

Kingsbury celebrating in 2014

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Twenty-one-year-old Kingsbury won silver in 2014.

Kingsbury in 2022

Kingsbury celebrating in 2022

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Twenty-nine-year-old Kingsbury won silver again this year after winning gold in 2018.

20. Team Germany: Speed skater Claudia Pechstein in 1992

Pechstein skating

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Pechstein won bronze in 1992 at age 19.

Here's another look at Pechstein in 1992:

Pechstein in 1992

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Pechstein in 2022

Pechstein making a heart with her hands after skating

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Pechstein just became the oldest female Winter Olympian of all time at age 49, and is Germany's most successful Winter Olympian.

21. Team Brazil: Skiier Jaqueline Mourão in 2006

Mourão skiing

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Thirty-year-old Mourão had actually previously competed in the Olympics, but not the Winter Olympics — she had competed in the Athens Summer Olympics in 2004 in women's cross-country.

Mourão in 2022

Mourão in 2022

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This is her fifth Winter Olympics.

22. Team Switzerland: Ski Jumper Simon Ammann in 2002 (he actually first competed in 1998, but he didn't place, and I couldn't find any photos)

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Ammann was just 16 when he first competed, and 20 when he won two gold medals.

Ammann in 2022

Ammann on a jump in 2022

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This is 40-year-old Ammann's seventh Olympics.

23. Team USA: Snowboarder Nick Baumgartner in 2010

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Baumgartner was 28.

Baumgartner in 2022

Baumgartner with his gold medal onstage

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At age 40, Baumgartner just became the oldest snowboarder to win a medal of any color at an Olympic Winter Games.

24. Team France: Skiier Johan Clarey in 2010

Clarey skiiing in 2010

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Clarey was 29.

Clarey in 2022

Clarey with his medal in 2022

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Forty-one-year-old Clarey just became the oldest man to win an Olympic medal in alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics.

25. Team Norway: Curler Torger Nergaard in 2002

Nergaard receiving his medal

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Nergaard was 27.

Nergaard in 2022

Nergaard competing in 2022

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This is 47-year-old Nergaard's sixth consecutive Winter Olympics.

26. Team China: Figure skaters Sui Wenjing and Han Cong in 2018

Wenjing and Cong waving in 2018

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Wenjing was 22, and Cong was 25.

Wenjing and Cong in 2022

Wenjing and Cong waving in 2022

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The pair set a new world record score of 84.41 and placed first in their 2022 routine.

27. Team Netherlands: Speed Skater Irene Schouten in 2018

Irene with medal

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Schouten was 25.

Schouten in 2022

Schouten with bronze medal

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Schouten won both the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter events in 2022, and holds the record in both distances.

28. Team Italy: Speed skater Arianna Fontana in 2006

Fontana competing in 2006

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Fontana was just 15.

Here's another photo without her goggles and helmet:

Fontana waving with her medal

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Fontana in 2022

Fontana onstage with medal

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Thirty-one-year-old Fontana just became Italy's most decorated Winter Olympian after winning silver in the 1,500-meter race.

29. Team Sweden: Skiier Charlotte Kalla in 2010

Kalla with her gold medal

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Kalla was 22.

Kalla in 2022

Kalla competing

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This is 34-year-old Kalla's fourth consecutive Winter Olympics.

Here's a photo from three weeks ago where you can see her face better:

30. Team USA: Speed skater Maame Biney in 2018

Biney competing in 2018

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Biney was the first Black woman to make the US Olympic short track speedskating team. She was only 18 when she competed.

Biney in 2022

Biney just after skating

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Here's a photo of Biney just before the Olympics without her goggles:

31. Team Norway: Skiier Johannes Thingnes Bø in 2014

Bo competing in 2014

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He was 20 at the time.

Thingnes Bø in 2022

Bo with medal onstage

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Twenty-eight-year-old Thingnes Bø just won his eighth Olympic medal.

32. Team Germany: Bobsledder Francesco Friedrich in 2014

Friedrich about to bobsled

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He was 23.

Friedrich in 2022

Friedrich with gold medal

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Thirty-one-year-old Friedrich just won gold again, defending his title in two-man bobsledding from the 2018 Olympics.

33. Team Japan: Ski jumper Sara Takanashi in 2014

Takanashi preparing for her jump in 2014

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Takanashi was only 17.

Takanashi in 2022

Takanashi preparing for her jump in 2022

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Famous and celebrated 25-year-old ski jumper Takanashi was disqualified along with four other ski jumpers for their too-large jumpsuits.

34. Team USA: Skiier Alex Ferreira in 2018

Alex Ferreira holding up "I love you" finger sings

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Twenty-three-year-old Ferreira won silver in halfpipe skiing in 2018.

Ferreira in 2022

Ferreira after first run in 2022

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Ferreira is set to compete in tonight's final.

Here's a recent photo of him without his goggles:

35. Team USA: Skiier Aaron Blunck in 2014

Blunck waiting for his score

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Blunck was just 17.

And finally...Blunck in 2022

Blunck after his second run

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This is 25-year-old Blunck's third consecutive Winter Olympics. He is also set to compete tonight.

Who impressed you most at this year's Olympics? Let us know in the comments!

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